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Nollywood has made an alien invasion movie called “Sector Zero”…wait…WHAT?

Sector Zero

Yes, I was also shocked too! “Nollywood” and “alien invasion” in the same sentence does my head in. If you have noticed, comedies and romantic movies have long served as cultural tastemakers. And in 2018, we are still experiencing a boom in this kind of cinema. So a Nollywood sci-fi movie where aliens invade Lagos and possibly learn the shaku shaku is indeed refreshing and market-expanding, even though I’m more than convinced that such movie will still be blighted by the basic, overarching problems we have come to associate with the average Nollywood flick.

Directors like CJ Obasi, in his own small but impactful way, has been pushing filmmaking boundary with offerings like his 2014 zombie zinger Ojuju, and his forthcoming, afrofuturistic female-centric short film Hello Rain. With Sector Zero, directed and written by Banji Oyemaja under his indie studio Banjo Lenz Productions, the needle is being pushed forward.

Sector Zero was released in March, and it appears the movie is exclusively available on the streaming platform Shugaban. The plot synopsis reads as, “citizens going about their normal activities one morning and suddenly an alien ship comes from outer space. The aliens colonise the people through the government. The government then forces all citizens to be marked on their foreheads as a sign of allegiance, and those who resist the mark are brutally killed. All the citizens take the mark except for a man named Michael. The government goes after him but he’s determined to never give up.”

Can I tell you something? The trailer is explosive! But where are the aliens???? This is an answer the trailer doesn’t readily provide. But there’s the alien ship ominously cruising through the horizon, and a gun battle that looks quite believable with a tactical team in DSS vests. It feels rushed and hyper-serious, but we will take it. Watch the trailer below.

Read » Nollywood has made an alien invasion movie called “Sector Zero”…wait…WHAT? on YNaija

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