Chee Keong Cheung Directs Nigerian Action Thriller “Son of The Soil” Raz Adeoti, Ireti Doyle To Star

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Filming has wrapped on Son of the Soil, an exciting new project with themes of action, vengeance and redemption. 

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Son of the Soil,  a thrilling new film from Action Xtreme, which commenced filming on location in Lagos, Nigeria last month has wrapped up production. 

The film, conceived, directed, and produced by Action Xtreme CEO Chee Keong Cheung, follows former Nigerian soldier Zion Ladejo, who is haunted by his past. He is compelled to return to Nigeria after the tragic death of his sister, embarking on a relentless quest for vengeance and redemption. British-Nigerian actor Raz Adoti, who wrote the script and takes on the lead role, is also producing the film.

The cast includes Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress nominee Iretiola Doyle, Sunshine Rosman, Philip Asaya, Damilola Ogunsi, Taye Arimoro, Emeka Golden, Sharon Rotimi, and James ‘BlacQ’ Damilare.

Nigeria-based producer Wingonia Ikpi serves as the line producer and casting director through her company, Boxonia Blueprint, with additional production support from Ioanna Karavela and director of photography Jack Thompson-Roylance.

Chee Keong Cheung expressed his excitement about filming in Nigeria, highlighting the dynamic landscapes and rich culture as the perfect backdrop for the film.

He stated, “This is my first experience of working in Nigeria and I am excited to be working with such an incredible cast and crew. The dynamic landscapes and rich culture provide the perfect backdrop for the film. Amidst the adrenaline-fueled action, audiences will find themselves immersed in a journey that not only entertains but also celebrates the beauty and diversity of Nigeria.”

Adoti described the project as more than just a job, seeing it as a ‘calling’ or ‘purpose’ that touches his very spirit, aiming to offer a powerful, action-packed tale with underlying messages of hope and justice. 

Key Background

Razaaq Adoti, commonly known as Raz landed a major supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s epic film Amistad. Following this, he returned to London and worked on various television and film projects. In 2001, he portrayed the main antagonist, Yousuf Dahir Mo’alim, in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Adoti has also co-starred in Resident Evil: Apocalypse opposite Milla Jovovich and appeared in the film Cover, directed by Bill Duke.

His television credits include roles in Sky One’s award-winning drama Dream Team, BBC’s BAFTA award-winning miniseries Holding On, ITV’s acclaimed drama Soldier Soldier, and Channel 4’s controversial miniseries Men Only.

In Summary

Son of the Soil marks Action Xtreme’s third film production, following The Experiment and Bad Day at the Office.

It is unclear what distribution strategy the producers will follow through but based on the plot and cast, the title seems like one to watch out for. 

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