America-based Hollywood Studios Endorses Nollywood Action Movie A‘ Soldier’s Story2’
When in December, 2020, the Franchise owners; Martin Gbados of Mekdoss Productions and Frankie Ogar of Frankie Ogar Films released “ASoldier’s Story II: Return from the Dead; the second part of a trilogy produced and directed by the duo respectively; movie pundits all over Africa and the media adjudged it to have surpassed any movie done out of Nollywood.
In fact, it was described as the most anticipated movie of all time out of Nigeria.
As a testament of the commitment of the franchise owners in advancing and projecting Nollywood to the world, the American-based Hollywood Studios; Lions Gate have released the blockbuster Nollywood Action Movie “A Soldier’s Story 2- Return from the Dead”.
Hence, this sequel (A Soldier’s Story II) to the multi award winning movie (ASoldier’s Story), which emerged as the movie with the highest number of awards in 2016/2017 is now showing in America and Canada across major streaming platforms and PAY-TV like Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Comcast Xfinity, FandangoNOW, YouTube, Redbox, FlixFling, DIRECTV online and Apple TV.
According to a press release sighted, Lions Gate through their affiliate Strawberry Fields Entertainment believes that Nollywood have become a major player in the movie world and this deal only goes to confirm it.
Strawberry Fields Entertainment would also, apart from distributing “A Soldier ’s story 2 – Return from the Dead”, fund the franchise of the next movie with budgets in the $5 million range. According to the distribution agent, the company is poised to make in-roads to Africa.
It would be recalled that this most successful blockbuster out of Nigeria has an unprecedented combination of Hollywood actors; Eric Roberts, John Vogel and Berit Glaser, and Nollywood actors including veterans such as Alex Usifo, Akin Lewis, Segun Arinze, with younger ones such as Linda Ejiofor, Somkele Iyamah-Idalamah, Michelle Dede, Daniel K. Daniel, Tope Tedela, Baaj Adeuble and Sambasa Nzeribe, in addition to Chris Attoh from Ghana and Vimbai Muthinri from Zimbabwe.