Adventure movies aren’t a genre that Nollywood is particularly famous for which is why Tade Ogidan’s new adventure movie, ‘Gold Statue’ has me super excited.
The movie stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Tina Mba, Nobert Young, Ali Baba, Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Bisola Aiyeola, Rycardo Agbor, Kevin Ikeduba, Greg Ojefua, Judith Audu, Woli Arole, Etinosa Idemudia and more.
What’s it about? Well, the synopsis reads thus:“Gold Statue” is a comedy adventure drama that follows the adventure of two young men in search of a ‘Gold Statue’ believed to have been a deity inherited by their generation. In trying to locate where the supposed ‘Gold Statue’ is located, they go through a series of unimaginable ordeal and put themselves through some ridiculous painful situations that leave their parents shocked. But the question remains, is there really a ‘Gold Statue’ or is it a myth?”
Tade Ogidan is an accomplished film maker who has also collaborated with Richard Mofe-Damijo and Sola Sobowale before in the 1998 thriller/Horror classic ‘Diamond Ring’ (who still has nightmares of Liz Benson as a ghost? cos I totally do)
For those who don’t remember, Diamond Ring was about a boy who in a bid to join a cult was coerced to rob a grave, he and a couple of buddies stole a diamond ring belonging to a vengeful spirit, things went haywire soon after. Very, very haywire.
For those hoping for the thrills and scares of that movie, sorry, but ‘Gold Statue’ is tonally different from Diamond Ring and has more of a comedic vibe, a narrative shift that has become increasingly common in the Nollywood space recently.
Gold Statue is set to hit cinemas from May 17, 2019 and you should totally go and see it, trailer (which can be seen below) shows that it has so much to offer.