Last week, completely immoral human Martin Shkreli (AKA the guy whose pharmaceutical company obtained manufacturing rights to HIV drug Daraprim, and proceeded to raise the price by 5500%), decided to piss the world off even more when he bought the one and only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s highly sought-after album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.
Music site Pigeons and Planes last week wrote about a possibly real, but most likely completely made-up clause in the contract Shkreli signed to purchase the album, which allegedly stated: “The buying party also agrees that at any time during the stipulated 88 year period, the seller may legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal back Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which, if successful, would return all ownership rights to the seller. Said heist or caper can only be undertaken by currently active members of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray, with no legal repercussions.”
Wu-Tang fan Jordan VanDina has taken the first steps towards manifesting this bizarre but amazing clause IRL, penning a 70-page script for a filmic interpretation of the words. It’s as ridiculous and great as you’re imagining, with Morgan Freeman as voice-over, a cameo from Justin Bieber, and of course dead-set legend Bill Murray as the movie’s Shkreli-fighting saviour.
You can read the full script here.
- Words: Juliet Mentor