Screenplays / Scripts

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):

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Hah!

Ok, here’s another bit:

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Ok, one final one:

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That’s all for now! Can’t wait for you lot to see the rest Winking smile

2 thoughts on “Screenplays / Scripts

    • Lol we’re working hard to get it out as soooon as possible! It’s an adapted screenplay, so there’s going to be bits that are directly lifted from episodes, but then there are going to be loads of bits that are fresh. But the overall story is the same, just a different interpretation 😉

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