Nicole Asinugo is an Award Winning screenwriter responsible for the highly successful Living in Bondage sequel. She has reportedly completed the ‘Rattlesnake’ script.
Producer Charles Okpaleke hinted that the screenplay has been finished and he has begun to wonder who would play the role of Ahanna. The original Rattlesnake Nigerian movie was written and directed by Veteran Filmmaker Amaka Igwe in 1995.
Rattlesnake Nigerian movie tells the story of a young boy, Ahanna (Francis Duru), who was lured into a life of crime and robbery after the death of his father. Eventually, he has to choose between honouring his best friend’s request for one last robbery or keeping his promise to Ann, his love, to abstain from crime. He is eventually betrayed by his friend and the movie ends with everyone wondering if Ahanna was killed.
Part 3 of Rattle Snake was the key to knowing what had become of the character of Ahanna, It followed the story of Ahanna’s revenge on those who betrayed him.
The original movie starred Nkem Owoh, Ann Njemanze, Francis Duru, Bob Manuel, Ejike Methuselah, Ernest Obi, Julius Agwu, for many of whom it was their first movie feature. The major themes explored by the movie include crime, love, betrayal revenge, and underscored the terrible effect of bad companionship.
The Rattlesnake movie came at a time when Nollywood was still at it’s teething stage and was the first attempt at an action film.
His last major production ‘Living In Bondage’ directed by Ramsey Nouah, won several awards at the AMVCA 7 earlier this year. Including the award for best writer.
Possibly, they can do the magic again.