Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ghanaian Star Prince Osei Recalls His Major Role in The Dead

Prince David Osei is a scene from zombie war movie "The Dead".

Popular Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei and I met at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held last weekend in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. He was the toast of the red carpet as his fans were shouting and wolf-whistling his name at the Ox-Bow Lake boat regatta and traditional wrestling event in the morning and also later in the evening for the main awards last Saturday. Most of them were girls and women who posed for pictures with him and one pretty actress from the University of Benin asked me for his contact details. David played leading roles in two Ghanaian movies ‘Wannabe’ directed by Pascal Amanfo and "Off The Hook" directed by Andy Boyo which were submitted for the 2013 AMAA, but surprisingly did not make the nominations. He told me that his best international movie so far is "The Dead", a 2010 zombie war thriller that is a must see for anyone who has not seen it.

The Story:
When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.

On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, where sudden death lurks around every sun-burnished corner, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family.

When Murphys path clashes with that of Sergeant Daniel Dembele (PRINCE DAVID OSEI), whose village has been torn apart by the reanimated dead, they join forces.

The two desperate men from two very different cultures fight side by side to survive across the incredible vistas of Africa as the world succumbs to the deadliest of viruses.

In the first zombie road movie set against the spectacular vistas of Africa, the Dark Continent becomes a dead zone. A stunningly shot horror fantasy announcing the arrival of the Ford Brothers on the global genre scene, THE DEAD is as much an emotional journey through terror terrain as it is a physically demanding and beautiful-looking one. Shot in life-threatening, never-before-seen locations in Burkina Faso, French-speaking West Africa, and Ghana, including the Sahara Desert, on 35mm film by the award-winning Ford Brothers, THE DEAD is one of the most unique zombie movies of all time.

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~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.

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