Screen queen Omotola Jolade Ekeinde is reportedly set to star in the Nigerian film industry’s first ever air disaster movie. The project which reports say will be directed by Obi Emenloye is taking Nollywood to even greater heights.
Fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed “The Mirror Boy”, director Emenloye is reportedly taking on this new project, titled “The Last Flight to Abuja”, which he hopes will get the same recognition and appreciation his previous cinematic efforts gathered.
Emenloye is part of a new breed of Nigerian film makers who are no longer satisfied to just churn out the same ol’ Nollywood staple, but are infusing a fresh storyline onto the country’s big screen.
With movies like Ali Balogun’s “Tango With Me” and Blessing Effiom Egbe’s “Two Brides and a Baby”, the bar has been raised in Nollywood, one the world’s top three movie industries, pushing producers to focus more on the quality over quantity.
The film reportedly has an international cast, starring Hakeem Kae-Kazim, the 49-year-old Nigerian born actor has appeared in popular American series like “24″, “NCIS” and “Lost”.
Footballer turned producer/director, Emenloye, talked to nigeriafilms.com about the upcoming project and gave some details.
“It is a reality/fictional story of a plane that got into trouble mid-air. So, it looked at the circumstances that lead to the set of people being on the flight from Lagos to Abuja on a Friday evening and how the crew and the passengers had to pull together to help things out.
“It is the first disaster Nollywood movie. We have acquired an aircraft at the Abuja airport where this is going to be shot. We are aiming for the highest level of realism in the movie. We have to keep pushing the boundaries.”