Movie producer Tonye Princewill has announced that his next movie will be about the Boko Haram insurgency.
Princewill, who was the executive producer of the award-wining blockbuster 76, announced this when he led the team from Adonis Production to visit Borno State, a statement said.
The visit, according to the statement, was to get a first-hand look at the state of affairs in the North East and to share the story of people in the region with the world.
Princewill, who visited Maiduguri in company with Adonis Production CEO Adonjija Owiriwa and director Izu Ojukwu, said the project would be executed in partnership with the Nigerian Army and Silverbird Productions.
He added that the movie would tell a story of love vs hate and what it means to be Nigerian.
In line with the plan, the team were special guests at a cocktail hosted by the Chief of Army Staff where top military personnel got to screen 76.
Princewill disclosed that a strategy meeting for the new movie was also held with the Chief of Training and Operations, Maj. Gen. D Ahmadu, Theater Commander, Maj. Gen Leo Irabor and the Chief of Civil Military affairs, Maj. Gen. Angbaso.
The meeting, according to him, focused on modalities to ensure Nigerians and the world would get a true picture of events in the North East.
Principal photography on movie is expected to start later in the year.
The announcement follows the critical and commercial success of 76, which was the biggest winner at Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in March.
It won five awards out of 14 nominations, including Overall Best Movie, Best Director (Izu Ojukwu, and Best Actress in a Drama (Rita Dominic).
Source: Channels Tv