Straight Outta Compton, which premiered in theaters nationwide last week, has proven an unexpected critical and commercial success. The film has achieved the largest opening weekend box office earnings for an R-rated August debut, and viewers love it way more than they loved Notorious, that's for sure.
Knowing Hollywood's knack for bleeding their best (and worst) franchises dry, we're going to go ahead and assume that executives at Legendary Pictures are figuring out how to spool Compton into at least five prequels, sequels, and spin-offs right now. We decided to do their jobs for them—below, we went ahead and developed five movie pitches that would further dramatize the characters, events, and hip-hop history depicted in Straight Outta Compton.
Welcome to the Extended Compton Universe (you can call it the ECU).
Justin Charity is a staff writer for Complex. Follow him @BrotherNumpsa.