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Black Panther: Disney partners Nigerian filmmaker to produce ‘Sade’

Black Panther: Disney partners Nigerian filmmaker to produce ‘Sade’

Renowned production studio, Disney, is currently developing an
African fairy tale movie “Sade’’ with Nigerian-American producer and
director, Rick Famuyiwa.

Sade, according to news from Disney over the weekend, will
be centred on an African princess after the fashion of the commercially
successful “Black Panther’’.

The movie was pitched by Nigerian writer, Ola Shokunbi and American
writer, Lindsey Reed Palmer and was subsequently bought by Disney.

Shokunbi and Palmer will co-write the screenplay about a young
African girl named Sadé whose kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil

Sade accepts her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people with the help of the kingdom’s prince.

Famuwiya will produce and Scott Falconer will executive produce through their Verse production banner.

He is well known for writing and directing the award-winning
coming-to-age film “Dope’’ among others, including “The Flash’’,
“Confirmation’’ and “Our Family Wedding’’.

 Although a director has yet to be named, Tendo Nagenda and Zoe Kent are overseeing the project for the studio.

Disney saw massive success in 2018 with its Marvel blockbuster flick
“Black Panther,” set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

The movie had worldwide box office grosses hitting 1.35 billion
dollars. It’s the third-highest domestic performer of all time at 700
million dollars.
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