Rapman’s Blue Story will soon be coming to the big screen as Paramount Pictures have purchased the rights to the series.
Along with Paramount Pictures, BBC Films developed and financed the project and as a result, Blue Story will become a feature-length film and will again star creator and artist Rapman who will appear as the film’s narrator.
On the news, Rapman said, “It’s a dream come true to be making my first feature film with Paramount and BBC Films. They believe in the story as much as I do, I can’t wait for the world to see it”.
The project is slated to be released later this year.
The new plot of the movie length version of Blue Story is yet to be revealed but the press announcement named several actors who will star in the film including Khali Best, Kadeem Ramsay, Stephen Odubola, Eric Kofi-Abrefa and Karla-Simone Spence.
The project will be shot on location around South London.
The original project started its life on YouTube and centred around the lives of Timmy and Marco; two friends who live in rivalling areas and have their friendship and loyalty tested. Blue Story stays true to Rapman’s innovative style of combining a visual narrative with a lyrical one and this same formula was used when creating his most famous work, the Shiro’s Story series.
This news comes at a defining career point for Rapman after his viral conclusion to Shiro’s Story caught the attention of Jay-Z and led to him being signed to Jay’s management subsidiary of Roc Nation.
With no release date for the new reincarnation of Blue Story yet, relive Shiro’s Story Pt.3, the viral phenomenon which concluded the series, right here on GRM Daily.