Showing posts with label thriller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thriller. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

World Première of GuGu E. Michaels' Unge’s War Thriller at the Eko International Film Festival

World Première of GuGu E. Michaels' Unge’s War Thriller at the Eko International Film Festival

The world première of GuGu E. Michaels' Unge’s War thriller will be at the Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) tomorrow July 8, 2010, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.


Unge’s war is a story about Ukah (M.J. Mathias) the greatest warrior of his generation who needed his son Unge (Five times world martial arts champion, Leo U’ Che) to carry on his blood line. Unge being a puny man amongst giant warriors, have to prove that it’s not the size of a man that makes a great warrior. When Unge goes to war he’s woman Adani (Matilda Godson) befriends the prince (Eric Anderson) of her villages. Unge leads his army against the most skillful warrior of his time Kwamme (Hoomsuk) Get ready for masterful fight sequences that will leave audiences at the edge of their seats. Directed by international action director GuGu E. Michaels. Unge’s War is an epic-action adventure, that will leave you breathless.

About the Director

GuGu E. Michaels is an International Action Director that has written and directed over 6 feature length pictures. GuGu E. Michaels’ vision is to improve Nigerian movies and their style, to an international standard, in order that Nigeria can truly be recognized for quality international movies. It is his belief that with solid scripts, good directing, professional cinematography, good acting, good audio, good sound design, good editing, professional music score and color grading Nigeria will be able to show the world that Nigeria has truly arrived in the world of international movie making.

GuGu E. Michaels aim to use this picture “Unge’s War” to garner the attention of major global studios into investing in the Nigerian market. That is what prompted him to open a production house “Gu International Pictures (G.I.P)” along with his partner Christian Nwankpa, the due plans to shake the world with Nigerian movies.

Features Directed by GuGu E. Michaels:

Thugz (1998)
Dangerous County (2002)
Urban Killaz (2004)
Repentance (2007)
Best Served Cold (2008)
Pastor’s Wife (2008)
Dangerous Men (2009)
Unge’s War (2010)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Nigerian Born Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Chases Angelina Jolie in "SALT"

Nigerian Born Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Chases Angelina Jolie in "SALT"

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Nigerian born Britain's "first Black movie star" Chiwetel Ejiofor, OBE. who is still basking in the box office success of 2012 is playing another major role with Angelina Jolie (Evelyn Salt) in SALT, one of the most anticipated blockbuster films this summer. Phillip Noyce directed the film.

Chiwetel is a complete actor from the stage to the TV and to the cinema. His awesome talent is a testimony of his genius. His Nigerian father must be smiling at him from heaven with thanks to God for blessing him with such an accomplished son who is making his Nigerian Igbo people proud in the world.

Chiwetel was born on 10 July, 1977 in East London and began acting at 13 in school and for the National Youth Theatre. Steven Spielberg introduced him to a wider audience in Amistad and Woody Ellen made him one of Radha Mitchell’s suitors in Melinda and Melinda.

"Chewy" (his nickname among buddies) has proved his genius as a sadistic crime boss in Four Brothers and then as the Operative in Joss Whedon’s sci-fi flick Serenity that catapulted him to stardom on the silver screen.

Chiwetel Ejiofor confronts Angelina Jolie in "SALT".

In Salt Chiwetel plays Peabody, a young CIA counter-intelligence officer working for Winter, "the mentor of Evelyn Salt, an agent fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. Peabody in hot pursuit, she must clear her name and figure out the identity of the real spy". This is a must see thriller.

The première comes up on July 23.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Liev Schreiber in "SALT"

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?" Written by Sony Pictures.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Release: July 23, 2010