‘Ratnik’, a Nollywood science fiction movie, has been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The movie, which won the ‘Best Art Director’ and Best ‘Costume Design’ at the just concluded 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice awards (AMVCA), was slated for release on April 10.
Film distribution company, Blue Pictures Entertainment, announced on its Instagram page that it will be stopping the movie’s release until the pandemic is addressed.
‘Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we have decided to put a halt to the release of ‘Ratnik’ until there is a positive turnaround with the situation of things. In the meantime, ensure you observe all preventive measures and stay safe,” the announcement read.
‘Ratnik’ follows the story of Sarah Bello, a World War III soldier, who returns home from the war-front to meet an unpleasant scenario. Her only sister has to man is abused a certain chemical substance and the race to save her life begins a new kind of war where the most advanced war machine known to man is unveiled.
Written, directed and produced by Nigerian filmmaker, Dimeji Ajibola, the film stars Adunni Ade, Osas Ighodaro, Bolanle Ninalowo, Karibi Fubara, Zikky Alloy, Meg Otanwa, Tope Tedela and Paul Utomi.
It’s postponement further stretches the list of suspended activities as countries around the world continue the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.