WORRIED by the spate of insecurity in the country, especially assassination, and the vexed issue on same sex marriage, Diamond Pictures in collaboration with its distribution and marketing arm, Nollywood Cinemas is in the nation’s box office with two of their blockbuster movies, Untamed and Spirit of the Assassin.
The cinema run is coming weeks after the company’s successful outing in South Africa, Zambia and Lesotho with four of its thrilling movies including Inale, Off the Hook, Untamed, and Spirit of the Assassin.
While Untamed, filled with intrigues and romance featuring Patience Ozorkwo, Van Vicker, Chinwe Isaac, Deborah King among other Nollywood stars explores the inglorious and vexed issue of same sex marriage in the African society, Spirit of the Assassin, unravels the mysteries surrounding several high profile assassination within and outside the shores of the country.
The action-packed thriller directed by Andy Boyo and co-produced by Kingsley Esele, Bunmi Okafor and Faith Stephen, features notable Nollywood actors including Yemi Blaq, Frederick Leonard, Constance Okoro, Andy Boyo, Hakeem Rahman and Faith Stephen.
The highly controversial movies, full of unusual romance and love scenes hopes to thrill and enthrall movie buffs when it hits cinemas across the country from October 5.
At a press preview in Ikoyi, the director of the movies, Andy Boyo said, “we are fully back to let Nigerians especially movie buffs have a feel of these two wonderful and riveting movies, which will soon hit our major cinemas nationwide.”
According to Boyo, both movies enjoyed large theatre attendance at the Maponya Mall in Soweto and Sterkinekor Theatres, the largest cinema chain in South Africa. They were also premiered at the Pioneer Mall in Maseru, Lesotho and the Arcades, Lusaka, Zambia.
On the movie synopsis, which significantly captures the plot of the story; the cerebral director says, “Legislation had just been passed outlawing same sex marriage in the community, Vera, Flora and Alice’s (Chinwe Isaac) attendance of the first ever gay wedding in the dead of the night, erupted into chaos. On the other hand, Johnny’s (Van Vicker) upbringing by his mum was to respect women and abstain from sex before marriage. Little did he realise that he would continue to remain a virgin even after marriage to Vera. The twist and turns of the events that occurred in Johnny’s matrimonial home with Alice acting as referee reached a turning point that led to the unforeseeable.”