‘Osuofia Goes to Miami’, a sequel to a 2003 blockbuster movie ‘Osuofia in London’, has been set for release in 2021.
Nigerian moviemaker, Charles Okpaleke, who broke the news via his Instagram page, said the production is being handled by Play Network Studios, his film production brand.
“One thing I can assure you is when cinemas return, we’ve got it all lined up for the viewers till 2023! It’s called back to back! Let’s tell our stories the right way,” he wrote.
The sequel will be directed by Agozie Ugwu and featuring veteran actor Nkem Owoh, was also the lead actor in ‘Osuofia in London’.
‘Osuofia in London’, which debuted 17 years ago, is a comedy produced by Kingsley Ogoro.
It became one of the highest-selling movie of its kind and was followed by a 2004 sequel of the same name.
The movie follows the story of a villager who visits London following the demise of his brother but his attempt to marry his brother’s fiancee in accordance with Nigerian customs results in a conflict.
Owoh, who has played the central role since the film’s inception, had last starred as Chief Godswill in ‘Lionheart‘, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut movie, which has since received multiple accolades.
Charles Okpaleke, an award winning film maker, had first purchased the right to remake blockbuster movie, “Living in Bondage” and the sequel “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free” has since received over seven awards.
Through his Play Network, Okpaleke is also set to remake “Rattlesnake”, “Nneka the Pretty Serpent” and “Glamour Girls”