We’ve got the latest update on the film adaption of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman.
Mo Abudu, CEO of Ebony Life who is working with Netflix to bring the award-winning novel for the big screen, has shared first look photos of the set on Instagram. One scene, which was shot at Muson Centre in Lagos, showed guests at a masque ball. Abudu has also provided photos of another location, called Jaekel House in Lagos, which will be turned into the home of the British Colonial Officer and his wife, Jane and Simon Pilkings.
First published forty-six years ago, Death and the King’s Horseman tells the story of a Yoruba horseman who fails to committing royal suicide by colonial authorities in Southwestern Nigeria. Regarded as one of the most successful work by Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka, it has been performed at the London’s Royal National Theatre and a Yoruba translation at the National Theatre in Lagos.
Award-winning author and filmmaker Biyi Bandele is set to direct the movie. [Read here if you missed it.]
See the photos below:
Masquerade Scene (Muson Centre)
Home of the British Colonial Officer and his wife (Jaekel House)