What Would It Look Like If Bill Murray Helped The Wu-Tang Clan Steal Their Album From Martin Shkreli?

Contributing Writer
12.23.15

As far as Twitter jokes go, the (fake) heist/Bill Murray clause in Martin Shkreli’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin contract has legs. Animators ProbCause and Elijah Alvarado made a trailer showing how members of the Wu-Tang Clan and Bill Murray might pull off the fictional caper.

First, a bit of backstory. Twitter user Rob Wesley (@eastwes) tweeted out a faked-up clause in the contract between Shkreli and the Wu.

The text:

“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.”

RZA, who has expressed regret over selling the album to one of the most-hated men in America, tweeted out that he was considering activating the Murray option. (It should be noted here that Murray is already on his way to being a Killa Bee, having starred alongside GZA in Coffee and Cigarettes.)

Shkreli replied in typical fashion:

Being that Shkreli has since been arrested, we’ll never get to see this heist play out (and we all might get a chance to hear the album, if it’s seized by the FBI). But you can watch the video up top and dream.

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