Collision Course

Austen Peters Moves on from ‘Palava’ with ‘Collision Course’
BY Nalu King

Movie: Collision Course

Network: Netflix

Release Date: September 2

Director: Bolanle-Austen Peters

 

“One may think it’s a story that has to do with the END-SARS protest, but not exactly. It sorts of highlights police brutality,” Joseph Umoibom, one of the producers for the Collision Course movie, gave TNR a tip of the iceberg on what the movie holds and tends to achieve.

 

The movie is slated to be released on Netflix on September 2, 2022, and features the following actors: Daniel Etim-Effiong, Ade Laoye, Kelechi Udegbe, Chioma Akpotha amongst others. Umoibom explained how Collision Course is a balanced movie that shows both the humane and brutal nature of the police force.

 

“It is not lambasting the police but creating some form of sympathy for some people in the Force,” Umoibom explained why the movie is not an all-out battle with the Nigerian Police Force because of the incidents surrounding the END-SARS protest of 2020. Nonetheless, he acknowledges that there are both bad and good eggs in the Force.  The movie intends to portray both angles.

 

The movie is directed by Bolanle-Austen Peters, and it was previously entitled Palava. Coincidentally, Nigerian filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan has an upcoming movie with the same title Umoibom cleared the air on how both movies are not conflicting with each other in any way. “Collision Course was shot about two years ago. It was shot before Man of God and had changed the name before Niyi’s movie came up. We just wanted a different name. We weren’t very comfortable with Palava,” Umoibom.

 

TNR also gathered from Umoibom that Man of God and Collision Course were movies sold to Netflix, and Netflix chose to release Man of God first.

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