British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega, has made an interesting statement on a show on CNBC.
According to the talented actor, he is developing and planning to shoot a low budget Nigerian movie with about $20-$25million (N9billion).
Boyega spoke to Power Lunch West Africa host, Onyi Sunday, during the promotion of his new movie “Pacific Rim”.
“We’re developing a few Nigerian stories and choosing one which makes sense budget-wise. We’re probably looking at an indie budget of $20-$25 million dollars”.
With the highest Nigerian movie having a budget less than $500,000, the “Star Wars” actor might be starting a revolution that will create a marriage between the Nigerian movie industry and the American movie industry.
Boyega revealed he grew up watching Nollywood movies. He said, “I’m very interested in original Nigerian stories. I grew up on Nollywood. The first Nollywood film I ever watched was Blood Sisters with Genevieve Nnaji”.
Boyega added that his intention is to tell these stories, our stories, in a professional way. He said, “It’s a chance for me to develop these stories, merge Hollywood with Nollywood, to bring the genuine and most important stories to light but captured in a very important and professional way.