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50 Cent developing superhero show

Rapper 50 Cent is expanding his resume by executive producing a new superhero TV series.

The In Da Club star is the brains behind hit TV drama Power and he is now teaming up with bosses at Starz on Tomorrow, Today, according to Variety.com. The project, which will be the first under the rapper's G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. company banner, will be based on a screenplay written by 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson.


"I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family, we have had great success together on Power and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together," a statement from Jackson reads. "I knew Starz would be the perfect home for Tomorrow, Today. This project is very personal to me... creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it and I will continue to be involved every step of the way."


The show will centre on a Chicago, Illinois man who is falsely imprisoned and turned into a killing machine by a prison doctor. The veteran is subsequently set free with his new-found powers and sets out to use them for good.


A production date and cast has yet to be announced.


The news comes a few weeks after 50 announced he is planning a new show about infamous crime organisation the Black Mafia Family (BMF), a powerful drug trafficking organisation which launched its own drug-funded music business called BMF Entertainment, before its downfall in 2005.