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Watch Trailer For Nollywood’s Most Anticipated 2012 Film – Disaster Thriller “Last Flight To Abuja”

Watch Trailer For Nollywood's Most Anticipated 2012 Film - Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja"

It’s being called one of Nollywood’s most anticipated films of 2012 – Obi Emelonye’s follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy.

Titled Last Flight To Abuja, the expensive (by Nollywood standards) disaster/thriller (the first of its kind – an airplane disaster movie with special effects, shot with ARRI Alexa digital cameras) is said to be inspired by true events; an airplane suffers major mid-air problems which leads to a fatal crash.

The longer description reads:

A set of everyday Nigerian traveller’s board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. The plane 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 sheer bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major difficulties that sends it teetering on the brink of disaster. As the pilots fight with the controls of the stricken aeroplane, a series of 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 caught up in the nightmare scenario and sense the final moments of their lives approach. All…except one! What does he know? Will they survive…the Last Flight to Abuja?

Dun-dun-dun-DUNNNN! :)

Sounds like those melodramatic Airport movies of the 1970s doesn’t it? I think George Kennedy was in every single one.

The Facebook page for the UK/Nollywood project says the film will make its world premiere on April 5th, although it doesn’t specify where exactly. Likely in Nigeria and parts of the UK first (Emelonye’s Mirror Boy had a limited run in the UK and was said to have been a box office hit, relatively).

I haven’t seen The Mirror Boy so I can’t offer any commentary on director Obi Emelonye’s talents, but the below trailer for Last Flight To Abuja doesn’t immediately win me over. Then again, it’s Nollywood, and Obi has been one of those Nollywood directors pushing for the kind of quality and production values that will afford Nollywood product the same kind of worldwide respect as Hollywood films. Where Last Flight To Abuja fits into that long-term mission remains to be seen. I’m encouraged by the use of ARRI’s new line of digital cameras. Those babies are a beauty.

Watch below:

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Mirror Boy by the same director did not live up to it's expectation which is why nobody talked up the film once they watched unlike the films Figurine and Ije. Mirror Boy was one big disappointment even though producers would have you believe otherwise. I am hopeful that this should be better but the effects I see are to comical to be taken seriously


Are there zombies? Kidding! I just watched Rec2 and Flight of the Dead so those airplane disaster movies are on my mind.


@ 00:54, was that suppose to be a real plane? Those SFX isn't cutting it. Also, I'm having trouble looking past the glossy, Digital video look.


I love African films being african myself. I watched Mirror Boy in London and unfortunately, it did not live up the forced hype. I'm not looking forward to this. Maybe on DVD. The trailer also feels a bit pointless.


I want to support this film and Nollywood. I would love to see a (good) Nollywood movie in a movie theatre rather than buying 4 movies for $20 when I get my hair done in my African hair-braiding salon (wife braids while the husband sell movies) in Brooklyn. Please post what theatres this will be shown in when this comes out.


I think the trailer works well enough and makes me want to see it unlike a bunch of movies that have a lot more money and bigger name and 'better' actors in them. I like the fact that the director is pushing the boundaries of what folks expect to see from Nollywood and Im sure he is doing it for very little money in movie terms. I hear his last film was made for around $75k and has made over $150k so far. Dunno if thats good business or not, but doubling your money works for me.

That actor Hakeem has been a few big Hollywood movies and the rest of the cast look cute. I think we gotta stop bringing these folks down because for how much us over here might think they aren't cutting it on various levels at least they are getting their images out there and aren't complaining about wether Hollywood is gonna fund them or not. Something that is really beginning to grate with me about a lot of black indie moviemakers.

Let's support them and they can only get better. We all came up from somewhere, didnt we? I for one will be going to see this if it arrives at a cinema near me or at least watch it on DVD, and wont bother if it aint got Denzel, Viola, Anthony Mackie or Thandie in it either.


I'm sure I'll be hated for this, but… this is why there are only 400 plus people who signed that petition to ban Thandie's participation in Half of a Yellow Sun. The acting in that was hurtful to say the least.

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