Goat ‘location fees’, an audience of belligerent baboons, unseasonal rain in the desert. When they say filming in Africa’s not for sissies, they would be 100% correct.
This year’s big romantic movie hit is likely to be Zulu Wedding, first supported by the Gauteng Film Commission as a short film in 2012, and now developed into a full feature with an international cast.
Funnyman Kagiso Lediga has stepped behind the lens to make his first film, called Catching Feelings. It’s described as a dark comedy about a married couple who have their lives turned upside down when an unpredictable but established writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them. by Grethe Koen
District 9 was an impressive first feature film for writer/director Neill Blomkamp. Produced for only $30 million, the film grossed over $200 million worldwide upon its release in 2009.
It’s been an eventful two years since Neill Blomkamp’s last film, Chappie, hit theaters. He spent part of that time working to develop a fifth installment of the Alien franchise, only to have it overtaken by Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.
Daniel Radcliffe is due to head to South Africa next year to take on his latest film role. The Harry Potter star will play former political prisoner Tim Jenkin, in a movie based on Jenkin's autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison. By Nadia Neophytou
Boondogle Films is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the film rights to acclaimed writer Michela Wrong’s first novel, Borderlines, a legal thriller revolving around a border dispute between two fictional countries in the Horn of Africa.
Indian heist thriller Aankhen was the second-highest earning Bollywood film of 2002, grossing US$7.5-million, and the producers of the long-awaited sequel are taking no chances when it comes to meeting fans' expectations for Aankhen 2.
While the plot for the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" movie is kept under wraps, another star that has been cast in the film was recently announced. Daniel Wu, a famous Hong Kong-American actor, will now be joining actress Alicia Vikander in the reboot. By S Turla