Producer and director, Kunle Afolayan has hinted at a sequel to his much-talked-about movie Anikulapo.
“I started working on Anikulapo six years ago…I wanted to make a series because it is a story that I feel would stretch like Game of Thrones,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise programme on Saturday.
The 47-year-old said he pitched the idea to international streaming and production company Netflix; but the firm advised him to make it a film and continue the story depending on the reception.
Asked whether the recently released movie will get a sequel, Afolayan said, “Yea; the whole world wants the story to continue.”
Anikulapo translates as ‘death in the pouch’. It centres on a stranger who strikes an illicit affair with one of the king’s young wives; which eventually gets him sentenced to death after the affair was discovered.
The deeply cultural movie featured veteran actors such as Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Taiwo Hassan, Aisha Lawal, Moji Afolayan, Adebayo Salami, Eyiyemi Afolayan, Ariyiike Dimples, Omo Ologede, Yemi Elebuibon, and many others.
Giving a behind-the-stage revelation of the movie on Saturday, Afolayan also said the movie is an excerpt from Odu Ifa (Ifa literary corpus).
He said most times Muslims and Christians take lessons from chapters of the Qu’ran and Bible respectively; and he thought of bringing lessons from a parable in Odu-Ifa which is an embodiment of the Yoruba divination system.