ENTERTAINMENT: Netflix Shown interest in Leon Schuster Movies

ENTERTAINMENT: Netflix Shown interest in Leon Schuster Movies

Just a few days after a social media storm erupted following Showmax’ announcement that they have removed 6 Leon Schuster movies from their streaming platform, Leon Schuster said that Netflix has shown very real interest in his new Mr Bones movie.

The South African filmmaker approached Showmax, Netflix and other entities within Multichoice to fund the movie and according to him, Netflix really liked the concept.

Schuster and Gray Hofmeyr, a South African film and television director, have been working on the new film for over a year.

Leon Schuster has defended his films after Showmax removed it in fear of racial insensitivity, but Schuster maintained that South Africans of all races had always enjoyed his movies.

“People who ask me the most to portray a black person in my movies are black South Africans. We stay in South Africa, which is not a place for sissies or over-sensitive people.”

He said that the decision by Showmax annoyed him and added, “the first Mr Bones was released 20 years ago, and for all this time it was good enough for South Africans.”

The removal of his films from the popular streaming platform have not deterred Schuster at all and he plans to continue making movies for South Africans.

Source: IOL


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