Charles Okpaleke (aka Charles of Play) has taken it upon himself to unveil what his film production company Play Network Studios is cooking for the next movie year. Chances are you already knew about most of the titles, but it’s refreshing to still be reminded of what’s coming in the new year.
“Just when we were about to rest, 2023 came calling.
We’re here to tell our own stories for this generation and the next to come!!”
- Hijack 93
A movie based on the real-life hijacked 1993 Nigerian Airways domestic flight from Lagos to Abuja, which took off on Monday, October 25, 1993. This was demonstrated protest by four young men in the heat of the June 12 election annulment.
- The Six
To the best of my knowledge, this is a culmination of villains from the movies in the Play Network shared universe led by Ramsey Nouah’s Richard Williams. I expect we’ll get more information as the release date draws closer.
- Diamond Ring (remake)
A remake of the 1998 horror movie starring Liz Benson, Teju Babyface, Richard Mofe-Damiijo, Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Aklntola, among others.
- King Jaja of Opobo
Based on the life of the titular Opobo hero.
- Shina Rambo
Shina Rambo is a former bandit and armed robbery kingpin who terrorized SouthWest Nigeria in the 1990s. This movie is based on the story of the real-life thief-turned-pastor.
- Glamour Girls (sequel)
Turns out the critically maligned 2022 Glamour Girls was so successful a sequel is inevitable.