Many, many, many months ago, I – Word – was watching a movie, a Nigerian movie. I hated it. Not surprising, as I rarely like Nigerian movies.
Actually, I don’t like them at all. They lack structure, coherence, common sense, and that necessary touch of brilliance that keeps me riveted until the credits roll. (There are a bunch of other mind-numbing problems they portray, but we’ll talk about that later).
So, I was watching this Nigerian movie, and I hated it, but rather than shit all over it like I normally do to many others of its pointless breed, I thought, hey, what would I consider my ideal Nigerian movie? If I went to the Palms today to watch a Nigerian movie, what would I want it to be like?
That’s when it hit me. Write a script for a Nigerian movie and talk about it on our blog! Simple! (Not.)
I called up my friends – John and Akin – and we got to work. That was May, 2013. February, 2014, and we’re still working. But we’ll get to the finish line, that I promise you.
In the coming weeks, we’re going to be writing a series of posts on Nigerian movies – our shitty (or awesome) idea of what Nigerian movies should be like, and we’re going to back it up with our own movie … at least, a screenplay version of it.
Now, coming up with original movie ideas is tough, so we picked a Nigerian web-series and adapted it (name and writer to be revealed later). Thus, our screenplay isn’t for sale, and it will NEVER be made into a movie. Its purpose of existence is purely academic. Imo State Youths, be warned.
Here are bits of the unfinished screenplay (if you’re good, you’ll probably be able to guess which web-series we’re adapting):
Ok, here’s another bit:
Ok, one final one:
That’s all for now! Can’t wait for you lot to see the rest