The 2003 Nigerian comic classic ‘ Aki and Pawpaw’ is set for a remake in December, and movie director Biodun Stephens is set for a directing role in the remake of the classic.
Reports confirmed that the partnership between Play Network and FilmOne Entertainment is set to see the remake of the 2003 classic movie hit of ‘Aki na ‘Ukwa’, and it is set to hit the cinemas by December 17, 2021.
Biodun Stephens, the director of Timini’s hit movie breaded life, is set to showcase her movie directing prowess in this forthcoming classic remake.
In the forthcoming movie remake, Chinedu Ikedieze would retain his role as Aki while his counterpart, Osita Iheme, would retain his role as pawpaw. The movie will feature star actors like Toyin Abraham, Real Warri Pilin, Stan Nze, Beverly Osu, Chioma Okafor, Uti Nwachukwu and Juliet Ibrahim.
The movie remake follows a backstory of two brothers who, while trying to make sense of life for themselves, luckily finds wealth and all that comes with it. They were able to achieve this feat through the help of social media.
While briefing the general public as regards the upcoming remake, the CEO of Play Network said:
“For me, Aki and Pawpaw is beyond the cliché of remaking screen favorites. What we plan to deliver is an orchestration of wittily-told comedy that would resonate with everyone. We understand the attachment the franchise has with its fans, and we are not planning to water down any part of the humor.”
In furtherance, the CEO of FilmOne Entertainment added that:
“It was nothing short of a no brainer to partner with PLAY Network on this bit of history. We at FilmOne have always been at the helm of pushing the industry and why not also be where we can bring a legendary film as a Christmas gift especially to the African and international fans all over the world.”