It is undoubtedly the season of remakes and sequels of Nollywood classics and the latest on the list of productions is 1996 crime drama 'Domitila'.
The upcoming feature film will reportedly be directed by Zeb Ejiro and will grace theaters by the first quarter of 2021. Production is however billed to kick-off later on in the year.
Speaking on the upcoming project, FilmOne Entertainment co-founders Kene Okwuosa and Moses Babatope shared their excitement in a press statement. “We are happy to once again, bring magic to the big screen by producing this breathtaking movie. In 'Domitila', we have identified an entertaining and artistic masterpiece that would appeal to different generations of film lovers; and to know we are partnering with great professionals in Zeb Ejiro and Omoni Oboli is soothing. Thus, we look forward to a phenomenal accomplishment”.
Zeb Ejiro who owns directorial credit for the 1996 acclaimed film shared, "When we first made 'Domitila', it was a story inspired by societal challenges that have over time, proven to not only be akin to the ’90s, but trans-generational; and so, in recognition of its relevance in these times, we have decided to make a sequel to the story, factoring recent socio-cultural advancements”.
'Domitila' sequel creative director, Omoni Oboli also disclosed how pleased she is to be working on a Nollywood classic.
"When I was a teenager, I auditioned for 'Domitilla' but I didn’t get any part; perhaps, I was too tiny. Today, I’m proud to be one of the stars, executive producers, producer and creative director of the sequel. It’s going to be a very exciting ride and I can’t wait", said Oboli.
'Domitila' sequel will follow the adventures of a young Domitila who accidentally witnesses the mysterious death of a politician. With law enforcement on her and her friends' trail, Domitila decides to go to any length to prove her innocence.
The 1996 classic featured stars like Anne Njemanze, Sandra Achums, Kate Henshaw and Enebeli Elebuwa and also influenced the claim to fame of a few of its lead and supporting cast.