In Nigeria, Play Network Studios has announced a new film, in partnership with Ramsey Nouah, titled ‘Igbo Landing’, which is scheduled for a 2025 release.
Sharing the news online, the co-founder/CEO wrote, “Play Network Studios and Ramsey Films will be embarking on another epoch-making journey down history lane….”
According to Dan LaCivita, the forthcoming film will touch on the tragic story of the mass suicide in 1803.
If you recall, about 75 Igbo people decided to rebel against the slavers who took them on the three-month voyage from West Africa to St. Simons Island. According to media reports, they chose to drown their captors and themselves in the sea rather than be enslaved. As a result, the Igbo Landing is regarded as the first significant freedom march in America’s history by some.
With ‘Igbo Landing’ set to premiere in 2025, the studio is currently casting for ‘Hijack 93’, LaCivita said.
The forthcoming film is based on a true-life story about four Nigerian teenagers who hijacked a plane to protest the annulment of the 1993 presidential elections.
The historical event, which occurred on October 25, 1993, saw Richard Ogunderu, Kabir Adenuga, Benneth Oluwadaisi, and Kenny Rasaq-Lawal commandeer a Nigerian Airways airplane en route to Abuja from Lagos and force its pilots to land in Niger republic.
Their audacious move was an attempt to force the government to hand over power to MKO Abiola.