Africa – Destination Point For Shooting Notable Hollywood Movies

“Mister Johnson”, a novel by Joyce Cary was converted into a film. The movie was partly filmed in Nigeria and was released in 1991. This was directed by Generic Beresford and starred Mister Johnson (Maynard Eziashi), Harry Rudbeck (Pierce Brosnan of the Mission impossible 007 fame- Die A later date (2002 amidst others), Waziri (Femi Fatobi), Brimah (late Chief Hebert Ogunde), Ajali (Sola Adeyemi). avengers infinity war download full movie

Showmanship movies shot in African-american countries are carried away to recreate events that occurred in the past or the other (in a traditional, its people, or life of an individual) or simply because certain Organic sceneries are viewed as ideal as the setting for original / adapted works. 

“The Ghost and the Darkness” (1996), starring Valkimer, Michael jordan Douglas, was based on a true story in1898 with regards to Guy eating lions which murdered the men laying the Railway tracks. It had been filmed in South Africa. “King Solomon’s Mines” (1950) glancing Deborah Kern and Stewart Granger was shot in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo and the U. H. A. “Congo” (1995) taken by Frank Marshall was shot in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

“A Far Away Place” (1993) was result in Namibia and Mvuma, zimbabwe, “Sheena” (1984) was recording in Kenya, “Black Hawk Down” was shot on location in Sidi Moussa, Morocco. “Blood Diamonds” (2006) directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo Di Carprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, was shot in Southwest Africa and Mozambique. “Tomb Raider” was filmed in Kenya, “Out of Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford was shot in Kenya and was based on an absolute history.

“The Last King of Scotland” (2006) directed by Kevin MacDonald, starring Woods Whitaker, was filmed on location in the Circumstance. K and Uganda. “Hotel Rwanda”, was a true life story about Paul Rusesabagina, a Hotel D?ner who hid Tutsi asylum seekers from the Hutu militia during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It was recording in Johannesburg, (South Africa), and Kigali (Rwanda).

However the movie “Tears of the Sun” (2003), acting Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, was not filmed in Nigeria as most thought since it projected a Nigerian story line. This was shot in The hawaiian islands with Non- Nigerians participating in the native roles in the movie.

The North African countries have recently been known to host the shooting of popular films. Jesus of Nazareth, Lawrence of Arabia, Othello, and The Gladiator were filmed in Morocco. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Celebrity Wars, as well as the English Person were shot in Tunisa.

The movie “Phat Girlz” (2006) had a hot and spicy, romantic, Nigerian undertone to it with the occurrence of Dr Tunde Jonathan from Nigeria, played by Jimmy Jean-Louis. The movie was filmed on location in L. A as well as California U. S. A including no time was any scene filmed in Nigeria. The regular Nigerian might be puzzled over the steady preference for a couple of determined African countries, with Nigeria excluded from the recording location list, despite being endowed with abundant Individual and Natural resources.

Very good image, International exposure of great Tourism spots, creative stories spun around all of us, safe and conducive environment to shoot in, readiness to extend hands of fellowship brokering into good partnership deals, support from relevant Government bodies, can stimulate the eye of Hollywood film makers(and those from other movie bodies) to come to Nigeria to shoot movies.

Why don’t we consider the hit film “Slumdog Millionaire” that has been described by Danny Boyle, produced by Christian Colson, and filmed in India. That portrayed the Indian version of the Game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire? ” (Ironically we have the Nigerian version actively sponsored by Telecoms giant MTN). Inside the movie, the Display plays host to a poor child from the slums of Mumbai, who relies on his activities to answer the questions correctly, exceeds people’s targets, arises the suspicion of the game show sponsor and law enforcement representatives in the process established on his outstanding performance, with the juicy package deal within his reach.