Believe it or not, this is a real thing. Nollywood is actually doing a movie based on Evans, the kidnapper who has been making headlines nationwide and it’s scheduled to come out next weekend.
Nollywood has, over the years, made a habit of attempting to reenact real world events in movies — and it is arguable if they’ve been very successful at it. Remember the famous Anini, Oyenusi, and even Ebola movies?
Now we are presented with another ‘blockbuster’ fresh out of Alaba International Market: “EVANS: The City of Crime.”
This recent attempt is by ‘Priced Penny Productions’ which is popular for their embarrassingly hilarious remake of “Batman” and the introduction of “Spider Girl”
On Tuesday, filmmaker James Godsword, popularly known in the industry as Jama Gold, shared a promotional photo of the upcoming movie, which is expected to be an adaptation of the life of popular kidnapper Evans Chukwudumeme leading to his arrest, on Instagram.
“Don’t get it twisted … Guys no dey smile,” he captioned the photo. “THE EVANS coming out this weekend.”
The photo soon spread to Twitter where it generated a lot of buzz, with people reacting to the announcement — majority expressing sheer disbelief that this would make the silver screens.
Here we go again pic.twitter.com/P7r6uKhaEb
— Femi Factor (@femifactor) July 11, 2017
Issaliiee😭😭😭 Y?!! Nollywood y?!!
— Issa WONDERFUL🌎 (@YooVee_) July 12, 2017
was only a matter of time
— Birthday boy (@adedeji_mo) July 12, 2017
James confirmed to EkoMetro that the movie, featuring popular actor Kelvin Ikeduba, will be released next weekend.
So grab your copy…NOW!!!