Generations: The Legacy actor Vuyo Dabula is set to add to his film career with a lead role in a local mining thriller, Shaft 6 set to hit cinemas next year. By Kyle Zeeman
International film distribution and production company D Street Media will begin production on the big budget The Blue Mauritius early next year, and it's set to bring some top Hollywood actors to Cape Town. New to the cast is Anthony Mackie, of Avengers fame. By Lance Witten
Local scriptwriter Raoul Dyssell’s screenplay PreZident, has made it to the finals of the 2017 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. Co-written by Allan Choi, PreZident is set in a post-apocalyptic Cape Town. By Abhinanda Data
Goat ‘location fees’, an audience of belligerent baboons, unseasonal rain in the desert. When they say filming in Africa’s not for sissies, they would be 100% correct.
This year’s big romantic movie hit is likely to be Zulu Wedding, first supported by the Gauteng Film Commission as a short film in 2012, and now developed into a full feature with an international cast.
Funnyman Kagiso Lediga has stepped behind the lens to make his first film, called Catching Feelings. It’s described as a dark comedy about a married couple who have their lives turned upside down when an unpredictable but established writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them. by Grethe Koen
District 9 was an impressive first feature film for writer/director Neill Blomkamp. Produced for only $30 million, the film grossed over $200 million worldwide upon its release in 2009.
It’s been an eventful two years since Neill Blomkamp’s last film, Chappie, hit theaters. He spent part of that time working to develop a fifth installment of the Alien franchise, only to have it overtaken by Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.
Daniel Radcliffe is due to head to South Africa next year to take on his latest film role. The Harry Potter star will play former political prisoner Tim Jenkin, in a movie based on Jenkin's autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison. By Nadia Neophytou
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