Friday, July 13, 2012

MOVIES: From "Mirror Boy", Obi Emelonye Returns in "Last Flight to Abuja"

After producing one of the highest grossing movies at the cinemas in 2011, Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye returns in 2012 with another blockbuster flick, Last Flightto Abuja. Obi Emelonye who won the Creative Person of the Year Award by The Sun Newspaper,embarked on the Last Flight to Abuja project, a movie which focused on the illsin our Aviation industry and the trauma passengers experience when things gowrong in the air.

Viewers’favourite, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, the very firm, Jim Iyke, Hollywood andNigerian actor, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Jide Kosoko, Ali Nuhu, Celine Loader and a host of others took part in the movie that is already getting the people of London talking.

Synopsis:A set of everyday Nigerian travellers’ board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. Theplane cruises at 30,000 feet, tranquil and on schedule. But like a bolt out of the blue, through a mixture of human error, technical failure and bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major faults that sends it teetering on the brink of disaster. As the pilots fight with the controls of the stricken plane, a seriesof flashbacks unravel the twists, turns and leaps of
fate that put each passenger on the fateful flight. Young lovers, an elderly couple, a corporate party, a sportsman on the threshold of greatness; all the passengers are caughtup in the nightmare scenario and sense the final moments of their lives approaching. VIDEO

The movie recently premiered at the Troxy Cinema in East London, with star actressOmotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Jim Iyke and others in attendance; the London premierewas dedicated to the loving memory of over 150 passengers of the ill-fated Danaair crash with their names replacing the end credit of the movie.

LastFlight to Abuja reveals extensively, the daring mid-air difficulties thatstares most Nigerian commercial planes in the face and how they are forced tomake emergency landing which sometimes leads to very devastating consequences.

The movie will premiere on Friday 3rd,August in Lagos and will be in cinemas from Saturday, 4th August,2012.

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