Disney Developing African Princess Movie “Sade”
-By Tolulope Ibukun
Disney’s lineup of motion picture princesses is about to get another African addition with a developing project, called Sadé .
The movie will be based on an original idea pitched by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, a duo who wrote the script for a 2017 short comedy film, called Break. Producers Tendo Nagenda and Zoe Kent are overseeing the project for Disney. The movie is said to be directed by Rick Famuyiwa and Scott Falconer. The screenplay will focus on a young African girl named Sade whose kingdom becomes threatened by a mysterious evil force. She must accept her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people. She does this with the help of the kingdom’s prince.
The title is meant is quite poetic as Sadé translates from Nigerian to mean “honor bestows a crown.”
This movie is a very good way to put Africa forward.