WATCH: John Boyega says he’s developing some Nigerian stories to make into a Movie

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Actor John Boyega has revealed he’s developing a few Nigerian stories, intending to choose among them which to finance and shoot.

John Boyega “developing a few Nigerian stories” to Produce

Boyega revealed this in a sit down with CNBC Africa’s Onyi Sunday on “Power Lunch West Africa,” which he visited to promote his new movie “Pacific Rim.”

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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.

We’re developing a few Nigerian stories and choosing which makes sense budget-wise. We’re probably looking at an indie budget of $20-$25 million dollars.

See the interview below:

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