It’s the weekend and time to check out the latest and seemingly interesting trailers coming out of Nollywood, and a few good ones out of Hollywood with an African connection.
Here are our 7 latest Nollywood and Hollwood movie trailers to check out:
“Concussion is an upcoming American sports drama film directed and written by Peter Landesman, based on the 2009 GQ article Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas. The film stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson. The film focuses on a forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu played by Smith, who discovers Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of two NFL players, which later leads them both to suicide.
Principal photography began on October 27, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Village Roadshow Pictures, Scott Free Productions and The Shuman Company are producing the film. Columbia Pictures will release the film as scheduled for an opening December 25, 2015 date.” – Wikipedia
2. Dragon Blade
All roads lead to Nigeria, it looks like. So much so American actors are willing to take on really exaggerated Nigerian accents (Will smith) or even trying to speak Nigerian languages to appeal to movie goers in Nigeria (Jackie Chan). As the West increasingly swarms around Nigeria and other exploding African countries to partake of the milk and honey, figuratively speaking, found in these countries, Africans in the diaspora and on the continent should feel even more confident, and appreciate their people and culture.
“Jackie Chan Shout out to Nigerians and Ghanaian for his highly anticipated movie of the year.
Dragon Blade features an international cast; John Cusack and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody.
When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle.”
3. Beasts of No Nation
“Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American war drama film directed, written and filmed by Cary Fukunaga, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala.The film stars Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe. It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and it has been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on Netflix globally on October 16, 2015 and the same day, the film will be released in a limited release by Bleecker Street.“-Wikipedia
“FIFTY is a brand new film from EbonyLife Films starring Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli, and Nse Ikpe-Etim. With guest & cameo appearances by King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Nneka, Tiwa Savage and Waje, the film has been selected to screen at the 2015 London Film Festival in the ‘Love Category’.
FIFTY captures the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate, four friends forced, at midlife, to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos. They live and work in the resurgent, ever-bustling, 24-hour megacity of Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant economy.
In Nigerian/African cinemas December 18th, 2015.”
Behind the scenes
5. SURU l’ ERE
“Set in Lagos Nigeria, SURU l’ ERE (patience pays) follows a frustrated young graduate whose chance meeting with a beautiful woman causes him to explore a “get rich quick” scheme to help solve his financial woes. Produced by Mildred Okwo & Rita Dominic, directed by Mildred Okwo, story by Richard Odilu, stars Seun Ajayi, Beverly Naya, Enyinna Nwigwe, Tope Tedela, Kemi “Lala”Akindoju, Gregory Ojefua.”
The release date for this film is yet to be announced. Stay updated via Surulere’s twitter page.
6. Gbomo Gbomo Express
“Waltbanger101 Productions presents the highly anticipated dark crime/comedy caper, starring Ramsey Nouah, Gideon Okeke, Osas Ajibade, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kiki Omeili, Gbenro Ajibade, Ikechukwu, Alexx Ekubo, Kenneth Okolie, Shaffy Bello-Akinrimisi. The film is out on limited release this OCTOBER.
The film was shot entirely in Lagos, by an experienced and innovative all-Nigerian production Crew, led by award winning Director of “The Wages”, Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur.
GBOMO GBOMO EXPRESS is centred around the kidnapping of record label boss, Austin Mba (RAMSEY NOUAH) and Cassandra (OSAS IGHODARO), a beautiful socialite, after a celebratory night out at the club. Things get increasingly complicated for the amateur kidnappers led by Francis (GIDEON OKEKE), who has trouble keeping his girlfriend, Blessing (KIKI OMEILI) and crazy sidekick, Filo (GBENRO AJIBADE) in check, as they shakedown Rotimi (BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU), Austin’s partner, to pay the ransom.”
“Imoh and Muna believe nothing can come between them until Imoh has an accident that leaves him comatose for months. Will Muna hold out for him or will she pull the plug?
FALLING stars strong actors including Desmond Elliot, Kofi Adjorlolo, Adesua Etomi, Blossom Chukwujeku, Tamara Eteimoh, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Maureen Okpoko. It is written and produced by Uduak Oguamanam and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.
Coming October 2015.”
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