Disney: African Princess “SADE”
Disney has acquired a pitch for Sadé, a live-action fairytale film about an African Princess, based on an original idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, which has dope director Rick Famuyiwa who is attached to produce, while Scott Falconer will serve as executive producer.
Shokunbi and Palmer will co-write the screenplay. It centers on a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom.
It would be the first African Princess to be filmed, asides the Princess and the frog which is more African- American than African, Aladdin which is more of the Middle-east and the Lion King which is made up of just animals, this would be the very first time an African Princess would be on the big screen and it is a welcome development for both the audience in Africa and Disney, why, you might ask?
The Success of Moana cannot be denied, and the numbers were very encouraging for a princess, also Frozen was another mega hit and the fact the movie BLACK PANTHER was widely accepted in the world, this would be the right time and right move for DISNEY financially and increasing their fan base. Going outside the regular white Princess stories like Cinderella, Snowwhite and the likes is a welcomed development and now every African child would have an animation to call their own. I cannot wait for it to hit the big screens just like you though I see a bit of Queen Amina in the storyline but let us just wait and see and not jump the gun.
In Other news….
Hamilton wins the Hungarian Grand prix to extend the lead in the Formula one Championship, but it was far from smooth for those behind him. As Bottas had an incident with both Vettel and Riccardo. They would go on a break and would be back for the concluding half of the championship.
Senator Dino Melaye, after claiming to have been abducted and it being announced to the public by our twitter Senator on Twitter (well I am not surprised though disappointed) has come out to thank “The Lord” that his life was spared. If I feel so angry like this I wonder how the Lord feels when men without conscience use his name in vein to tell all sort of lies. By the way, he was going for a hearing in court when he claimed he was purportedly kidnapped, a whole Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was kidnapped with just one Sienna with all the security details he has at his disposal. Those in power right now are a joke with all the defection and counter claims. In 2019, we hope Nigerians will do the needful and get these clowns out.
Few weeks to the start of the English Premiership and all other leagues across Europe, we cannot wait. After the world cup, we have waited patiently for the start of the league and it sure is going to be entertaining. My predictions it is a three-horse race between United, City and Liverpool (I might be proved wrong). In Europe I see Juventus winning the UEFA Champions league.
Quote for the week: Never underestimate the power of LOVE, it can heal wounds, give life to a depressed heart and unite a Nation.