by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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Kofi Asamoah alias Kofas having been outed by south African filmmaker, Tim Greene for doing a spin-off his ‘Skeem’ movie released in 2011 without authorization has come out to claim he spoke with Greene informing him about his plan to shoot the Ghanaian version branded ‘John & John’.
In a Facebook post made on Thursday-June15, 2017, Tim Greene, called ‘John & John’ a rip-of his original work, ‘Skeem’, adding that he had not met Kofi Asamoah the producer anywhere before.
“This is insane! Turns out Ghana’s biggest movie this year is a word-for-word rip-off of our movie ‘Skeem,” he wrote.
He also told Citi Showbiz, although he only watched the trailer of ‘John & John’ on Youtube, he was disgusted by the theft.
“It’s really obvious that the one is a rip off of the other… the characters, situations, and just about every line in the trailer is straight out of my script,” he stressed.
Although, spin-offs are part of the movie business, Kofi Asamoah sought to pass ‘John & John’ as an original work with some reporters at the press launch recalling he failed to disclose the movie was built on ‘Skeem’.
Kofi Asamoah coming under intense pressure for misleading the Ghanaian public now says Tim Greene is not the originator of the story in ‘Skeem’ as there exists other versions of the story.
Curiously enough Kofas has had huge successes with their two previous films and to think they secured a deal with Miracle Wave International to finance ‘John and John’ on an estimated $150,000 budget only to falter like this is disappointing.
‘John & John’ directed by Kofi Asamoah featured a tall list of renowned movie stars including veteran actors like Pete Edochie from Nigeria, KSM and Grace Omaboe from Ghana as well as acts from both Kumawood and Ghallywood like; Liwin, Kalybos, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Joselyn Dumas, Ahuofe Patri, Bishop Bernard Nyarko, Selly Galley, Salma Mumin, John Dumelo, Abeiku Santana, Gracey Nortey, Moesha Bodoung, Fella Makafui, Roselyn Ngissah, James Gardiner and Umar Krupp.
It was premiered in April this year too much fanfare only for Greene to sound the alarm.
www.blakkpepper.com understands Greene and Kofas are in talks for an understanding to be reached.