Nigerian blockbuster, “A Soldier’s Story 2- Return from the Dead” has become the first Nollywood film to be distributed by a major American studio.
“ A Soldier’s Story 2- Return from the Dead” is a sequel to the award-winning film, “A Soldier’s Story”. Starring
Academy Awards Nominated Hollywood Actor- Eric Roberts, the film which was shot in Nigeria also stares Nigerian Actors Daniel K Daniel, Somekele Idalamah, Linda Ejiofor, Tope Tedela and a host of other household names. It was produced by Martin Gbados and Directed by award-winning director, Frankie Ogar.
Lionsgate through their affiliate, Strawberry Fields Entertainment, believes that Nollywood is a major playing industry in the film space and this deal only goes to confirm it.
The CEO of Strawberry Fields Entertainment, Jamie Webber, says that the company will also fund the franchise next film with budgets in the $5 million range.
According to the distribution agent, Strawberry fields is poised to make in-roads to Africa. “We are happy to begin this journey with such a powerful movie,” he said.
“A Soldier’s Story II: Return From The Dead” is a tale of two nations, Nigeria and Watz Republic, a fictional country on the west coast of Africa, and the thin line between love, hope and survival in the face of corruption.
With a very intentional plot, “A soldier’s story II: Return from the Dead” will take the audience on an adrenaline pumped emotional rollercoaster as it highlights the issues most of the world is slowly becoming familiar with, terrorism, emigration, rape, civil rights, international trade and relations.