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


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.”

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: