Nigerian-born Hollywood actor, John Boyega has expressed his intention to invest in Nollywood to further boost the movie sector.
The 27 years old actor during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria said that he intends to spend some time in Nigeria to produce a movie based on and inspired by Nigerian lifestyle and heritage. The British-Nigerian born actor said, “I intend to tour most parts of Nigeria for seven months to sort out few things and get inspiration for the movie. I am yet to find a writer to depict my idea of the movie; I’ll be staying a bit longer to find a writer.
”The actor also revealed he has enjoyed his first official visit to Nigeria so far, and implied that this official visit will mark the beginning of more collaborations with the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
“There is a lot of potential in the industry here in Nigeria; I will be working to promote the industry to greater heights. It’s a chance to merge Hollywood with Nollywood, to bring the genuine and most important stories to light but captured in a professional way.”
The Star Wars superstar also stated the planned budget for the movie saying, “we are deciding what makes sense budget-wise; we’re probably looking at a budget of $20-$25 million.”
The actor is currently on a media tour to promote his latest Hollywood film, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising.’