British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has indicated his interest to expressed his willingness to further boost the Nigeria movie sector.
In a chat with News Agency of Nigeria, 27 years old actor said that he intends to spend some time in Nigeria to produce a movie based on and inspired by Nigerian lifestyle and heritage.
John Boyega 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, insinuating this official visit will be the beginning of more collaboration 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 who is also on a media tour to promote his latest work, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ revealed the planned budget for the movie: “we are deciding what makes sense budget-wise; we’re probably looking at a budget of $20-$25 million.”