Rattlesnake The Remake: The Ahanna Story star, Stan Eze, says This Movie 'way bigger' than original

Eze says the new film is going to make the original classic look like Childs play

By  | Sep 28, 2020, 01:55 PM  | Ramsey Nouah  | Top of The

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Star of Rattlesnake-The Ahanna Story, Stan Nze, says the upcoming film is 'way bigger' than the original Amaka Igwe classic, Rattlesnake, and make it look like child play. Nze will star as the remake's main character Ahanna, with an ensemble supporting cast of Osas Ighodaro, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Chiwetalu Agu, Sonny McDon, Nobert Young, Ejike Asiegbu, and Fred Amata. Others include Bucci Franklin, Efa Iwara, AY Makun, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Brutus Richards, Odera Adimorah, Elma Mbadiwe, Tobi Bakare, Chinyere Wilfred, Cassandra Odita, and Gloria Young.
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The original Rattlesnake is about a young man named Ahanna who is forced to take to a life of crime after the mysterious death of his father and the ensuing cruelty of his uncle. Nze said at a virtual press conference for the cast and crew of The Ahanna Story on Thursday, September 24, 2020, he was initially burdened about how big the new story is. The Tinsel star said he had to watch the original film to familiarise himself with the project, but also had to do his best to not let it weigh on the direction he takes his character in the remake.
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He said, "One of the things I did was to try and forget the first one.

"I cannot act Ahanna as Francis Duru did.

"I'm a different man and I'm going to reach through to the character the way I want to do it.

"I wiped the first film from my memory and went on a journey for Ahanna."Nze said he was also able to overcome his initial jitters with the help of an 'amazing team' especially expressing appreciation for Ramsay Nouah who is directing his second film after his award-winning debut with 2019's Living In Bondage: Breaking Free, a sequel to another Nollywood classic from the 1990s.

"From the first time we met, he's been talking to us about how we should build character and use synergy within ourselves and the fact that this is a new film.

"We're remaking it and making it better," he said.

Ighodaro, another of the film's stars, said viewers will easily fall in love with the work that the actors put into the project. The Tinsel actress, plays Amara, a character that is Ahanna's love interest in the original but in the new film is also billed as a member of his gang of thieves, known as The Armadas. She said her desire to put her best foot forward helped her deal with the pressure of her role in the remake.

"We sat down, right before filming, with the director, and he noted how important it is to work as a team. "We were a family and had each other's backs so that we would become one with the characters. "Once we had that bond, it was easy to tap into those characters," the 36-year-old said.

The success of the original Rattlesnake was partly down to the intense conflict between the characters of Ahanna and Nze, close friends turned adversaries and the strength of the performances of the actors that played the characters.
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