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Fear & Respect was the John Singleton produced video game that never was. The late Hollywood director was set to write and direct Midway’s PlayStation 2 action-adventure entry. This title was meant to rival the premiere sandbox game at the time, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
And according to an interview I did with Snoop Dogg, if it wasn’t canceled, it would’ve been a true motion picture, one that he believes should be revisited.
“I think it was a great idea and it should be revisited in memory of John Singleton,” Snoop Dogg said.
Singleton, who’s depicted South Central, LA culture in movies such as Poetic Justice and Boyz N The Hood, was set to bring his notorious storytelling to your gaming console.
@SnoopDogg wants to revisit ‘Fear and Respect’ to honor the late John Singleton. #GangstaGamingLeague Tune in this Friday for the full interview on #CheddarEsports ⌚: 5:00pm ET 📺: https://t.co/rzM5BVD2If or anywhere you watch Cheddar https://t.co/Amuuz3NEsl
“If you’ve ever seen Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society, and South Central, this video game was a depiction of all three of them put together with me being the lead character, Snoop recalled.
“That game was going to be hard because we had set out and we had really put together a real story that was like a motion picture. But a few things got dropped behind the wall as far as the people, (people) didn’t really understand what we was trying to do.”
One that unfortunately we will never be able to see. R.I.P. to John Singleton.