A ‘Karishika’ Reboot/Remake Is Coming To Play Network Studios


Nigeria’s premiere studio known for making a name out of rebooting industry classics from the ’90s and ’00s has revealed that it’s acquired the IP rights to the 1996 horror classic Karishika.

CEO Charles Okpaleke aka Charles of Play took to his Instagram handle to make the announcement and, in the same breath, call for experienced filmmakers in the horror genre to come work with him on the project.

“I’m putting together a team of horror film makers. Kindly recommend Directors, DOP, team of script writers etc, with relevant skills that I can work with. I acquired IP rights to KARISHIKA and I wish to work with creatives specialized in horror films.”

Karishika is only the latest in a long line of reboots/remakes Play Network Studios has gotten its hands on. It follows the likes of Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, Nneka the Pretty Serpent, and Glamour Girls, which have all premiered to varying levels of critical reception.

The original Karishika was released in 1996 and was directed by Christian Onu. It revolved around Satan and his followers, including Karishika, who is sent to the world to initiate men; tempting them with money, sex and their heart desires. It starred Bob Manuel Udokwo, Becky Okorie, Sandra Achums, Obi Mmadubugo, Amaechi Muonagor, Sunny Mc-Don, Adaora Ukoh, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi, Andy Chukwu, and Steve Eboh.

No release date has been announced for the Karishika reboot/remake yet.

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