The theatrical release date of Sozo films and AstraTV’s Choke has been pushed back.
Originally slated to open in cinemas on July 29, the movie has now been confirmed for a September 16 debut instead.
Announcing the new release date via its official social media account, Choke’s producers said:
“We hereby announce that the new release date for Choke is now Friday, September 16th, 2022. We sincerely appreciate the anticipation and buzz that #ChoketheMovie has garnered across the film space.
“However, this decision was taken in the best interest of both the filmmakers (Executive Producers, Makers and Distribution Company of Choke) and the film lovers (You). We, therefore, appeal for your understanding and continued support.”
Choke follows a sickle cell warrior on a revenge mission after his only chance at love is truncated by a priest.
The movie is written by Uche Ateli, produced by Chris Odeh, directed by Orimz, and stars Chimezie Imo in one of his most widely-broadcast lead roles since 2019’s Nimbe.