Posts Tagged ‘Wakaliwood’

We talked before at length about the crazy and  wild world of Bruceploitation cinema. You can even read our tribute here. Now, unexpectedly, genre is making a slight resurgence with Michael Worth (himself a Martial Art actor/ director)’s excellent efforts shining the light on Brucesploitation with a book (Bruceploitation Bible), documentary and even a weekly podcast.  This once forgotten genre is finally getting the love it deserves!

Let the real Bruce Lee please stand up!

Now, to make things even more interesting we  have news of  Ugandan‘s premiere director Nabwana I.G.G. (Who Killed Captain Alex? and The Return of Unkle Benon) making his own spin on the Bruce Lee formula in an upcoming film staring African Kung Fu sensation Mansul Kiiza as the titular Bruce U. This will mark the first time Wakaliwood (Wakaliga, Uganda) Ramon production films in the People’s Republic of Chinaincluding the legendary Shaolin Temple and even The Great Wall of China!

Premiere of the movie was even attended by the Chinese ambassador in Uganda-  Chu Maoming and Star Times CEO Andy Wang so I wouldn’t be surprised with further China/ Uganda cinematic collaborations!

   Ugandan boy and Kung Fu fan Kiwa accidentally gets a chance to learn Kung Fu at China’s Shaolin Temple!

 

 

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While we wait for the loooong time second coming of a Mortal Kombat movie franchise (this time produced by Aquaman’s James Wan) someone’s been working hard on the Kombat movie of their own. Committee Films from Ghana’s  Kumawood  (not to be confused with Ugandan Wakaliwood) decided not to wait on Hollywood so they made  their own knock-off adaptation of the game!

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Now, the complete lack of resources  and/ or professional production are really evident as well as their obvious enthusiasm for the game series.  But actually they put in an incredible effort into staging action sequences as close (you might say too close) to the games as possible. And seeing Black Raiden (I call him the Black Thunder) is worth the price of admission alone. Anyway the first trailer is now out and I’m guessing we’ll be reviewing this movie at some point in 2017. Now GET OVER HERE and watch this trailer!


PS If you liked this you might also enjoy Ghana’s Alien VS Terminator crossover.

In a lot of ways Expendables successfully rekindled people’s love for old- school action flicks and we are seeing a bigger and bigger tidal waves of EX inspired films like Asylum’s female mercenaries riff  Mercenaries and recent Mark Dacascos’s directing debut Showdown in Manila (with Casper Van Dien , Matthias Hues, Cary Tagawa and Olivier Gruner) but the newest one is perhaps the most intriguing.

Dacascos and company, coming soon!

Coming straight from the slums of Wakaliwood, famed no- budget action director Isaac Nabwana is presenting his grandest opus to date. Combining all the the action stars of Uganda (not that many I know) into one place Operation Kakogoliro aka Ugandan Expendables promises all the kicks, punches, gunshots and explosions we can handle.

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Also, IGG is trying to seriously step up  production values so he made a Kickstarter and  Patreon page for Ramon Film  Production.  Campaign is of course a success and we can expect too more additional movies too- Tebaatusasula: EBOLA (the sequel to the original Wakaliwood hit) and  Eaten Alive In Uganda ( their foray into Canibal genre).

You can donate on Patreon here. https://www.patreon.com/wakaliwood?ty=h In the meantime, enjoy this trailer!