Disney to produce Sade, movie with Nigerian character

Disney to produce Sade, movie with Nigerian character

- Disney would be working on a Nigerian themed movie titled Sade, after buying the rights from Ola Shokunbi

- The movie will also be directed by a very popular Nigerian-American director, Rick Famuyiwa, who has handled various international projects

- The narrative of the movie is centred around Sade, the protagonist whose magical power rescued her kingdom from the spiritual forces

A popular Hollywood movie production company, Disney, is working on a Nigerian themed film called Sade.

According to Variety, the studio bought the movie right from Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, the company which will be in charge of co-writing the film's screenplay.

The narrative of the movie is centred around the main character, Sade, whose kingdom is under spiritual siege from some mysterious forces.

Rescue came for her when she discovered she has some spiritual powers that could be used to protect the people of her kingdom.

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Another interesting thing is that a Nigerian movie director, Rick Famuyiwa, will be handling the movie project.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Rick Famuyiwa is one of many Nigerians in the diaspora making great progress in the American motion picture industry.

Born on Friday, June 18, 1973, the Nigerian-American is a very promising Hollywood writer and director who has directed iconic movies like Talk to Me (2007), The Wood (1999), and Brown Sugar (2002).

He was most known for his 2010 comedy movie, Our Family Wedding, which had popular casts like Whitaker and America Ferrari.

It should be noted that the Famuyiwa's films explores themes of self-validation and acceptance, diversity in race, marriage, among several others.

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The Nigerian-American had two nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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The film expert was once the director for the popular sci-fi movie, The Flash, where he moved from to oversee the adaption of Children of Blood and Bone, authored by Tomi Adeyemi.

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