Biblical movie Samson filmed on South African sets adapted from a separate production and used the country as a double for Middle Eastern story settings. Bruce Macdonald co-directed the film and is also a director of South African production service company Boomtown Films. by Nick Goundry
Trevor Noah will see his 2016 autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood get a movie adaptation as reported by Deadline. By Tom Head
Anant Singh has announced that the film, Museo, which he is co-producing with Mexico's Panorama Global, will have its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on 22 February as part of the official competition.
A Port Elizabeth film producer, Pholile Maneli, is on a quest to produce a film dealing with social issues affecting the youth, following a trip to the US where she spent three weeks working with the homeless. By Devon Koen
Award-winning South African film maker Sibs Shongwe-La Mer has announced the lead actors for "The Sound of Animals Fighting", his second feature, and they're a veritable who's who of Hollywood's indie scene. By Garreth Van Niekerk
Fassie was a South African Afropop singer, affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the ‘Queen of African Pop’ or simply as The Black Madonna.
HBO’s Cinemax pilot series Warrior is being filmed exclusively in Cape Town. The series, inspired by an original idea from the writings of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, is set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown.
FUZE Films and Love’s Reject (Producers of Mrs Right Guy) are filming another romantic comedy, this time set in sunny Durban, South Africa. The film, titled ‘Love Lives Here’ features a South African all-star cast, 27 of those hailing from KwaZulu-Natal.
The Etisalat-prize shortlisted The Seed Thief, by Cape Town-based journalist and author Jacqui L’Ange, is to be made into a film. An international co-production with links to Brazil, Panama, Europe, Singapore, as well as South Africa, will work together to produce it.