Once upon a time, there was a boy called Ahanna who joined a gang of robbers after his father died as a way to escape the constant family troubles that befell him. This is the story of the Nollywood blockbuster, Rattlesnake which captivated audiences way back in 1995.
Fast forward to 2020; the Ahanna story is being retold, thanks to Charles Okpaleke and the Play Network Studios team. In the highly anticipated remake, Stan Nze takes on the iconic role of Ahanna; a young man who is dissatisfied with the way his life has turned out and masterminds a way to steal the life he wants. He handpicks the Armadas, a highly intelligent group of thieves, and together they carry out spectacular heists that bring them everything they ever wanted. But as everyone knows, nothing lasts forever.
Soon, The Armadas find themselves with bitter enemies on both sides of the law. Will Ahanna be able to mastermind his way out of the life of crime he chose? Or will his sins catch up with him? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Hailed as the ‘King of Remakes’, Charles Okpaleke’s entrance into Nollywood has reshaped the way the industry tells stories by paying homage to classics with a 21st-century lifestyle spin.
Some would say that acquiring the rights of the original Living in Bondage film was a high-risk move. Yet, the 2019 sequel, Living in Bondage; Breaking Free received critical and commercial acclaim – becoming one of the most successful movies in Nollywood till date with a record of 163 million Naira at the box office. One can say that in this case, high risk equals high rewards.
Thus, it is no surprise that there has been wild anticipation for what Play Network Studios has up its sleeves for Rattlesnake. Unlike Living in Bondage, which was a sequel to the original story, this is a remake. From what we know about remakes, there are no rules, and any story can be retold in a newer and exciting narrative.