Charles Okpaleke has been on a roll with remakes since he released the well-received Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019.
Since then, his company, Play Network, has acquired the rights to other classics: Rattlesnake, Glamour Girls, Nneka, the Pretty Serpent and now, the 1998 Nollywood classic thriller, Diamond Ring.
Announcing the latest acquisition online, Okpaleke wrote, “We’ve just acquired the intellectual property rights to this Nollywood classic “Diamond Ring”. Unlike the other movies from the “Play Network Nostalgic collection,” this will be a remake and not a sequel.
He also stated that this might be the last remake saying, “This might probably be the last movie under the ‘Play Network Nostalgic collection’. Coming soon to your screens.”
The critically acclaimed original was directed by Tade Ogidan. Starring Nollywood veterans Liz Benson and Richard Mofe-Damijo, the movie follows the interesting story of a spoiled university freshman named Chidi.
He gets into trouble with an angry ghost after joining a notorious gang that steals a diamond ring from a corpse.
Teju Babyface plays the lead role. Other castmates include Sola Sobowale, Bukky Ajayi, Bimbo Akintola, and Tunji Bamishigbin.