Megan Fox is joined by well-known SA actors on the set of 'Rogue'
Following a successful partnership on "Trackers", M-Net has partnered with Capstone and Mannequin for Rogue, a new movie starring powerhouse actress Megan Fox, who is best-known for her role in "Transformers".
The action adventure film, which is directed by M.J. Basset ("Deathwatch"and "Strikeback" fame), is currently in production in the UK and South Africa.
Fox is joined by SA's finest from Greg Kriek, who has over 50 international releases to his resume, and has been cast as the leading man to Sisanda Henna, who many will remember as the baddie Inkuzi in "Trackers". Other actors in the series include Brandon Auret ("District 9", "Still Breathing") and Jessica Sutton ("Kissing Booth", "Fort Salem").
“We are excited to be involved in this feature film project,” says Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO. “It slots perfectly into M-Net’s mission to be Africa’s leading visual storyteller, and to support ventures that give our local talent the opportunity to enjoy worldwide exposure.”
Producer and Mannequin Exec Delon Bakker added: “I remember sitting behind the monitor on one of our first days, watching our Director of Photography, Brendan Barnes, frame up a scene with Brandon, Sisanda, Greg, Jessica, and Megan. As a South African, that was a really proud moment for me.”
M-Net holds the rights to distribute "Rogue to African" audiences and Capstone will finance and distribute the rest of the world.
"Rogue" will hit the big screen in America and South Africa in 2020, on a same day release.
Megan Fox portrays Samantha O’Hara, a powerful woman who leads a team of mercenaries in Africa on a mission to rescue a group of kidnapped schoolgirls. When their plan goes South, the mercenaries find themselves out of ammo and lost in the African bush, having to defend themselves against the kidnappers - and angry lions on a revenge killing mission.
Samantha’s team of mercenaries includes former British Royal Marine Mike Barasa (Greg Kriek); rock-hard, cynical South African sergeant Elijah (Brandon Auret), a battle-hardened former member of the country’s special forces; and the one-time Kenyan/Masai Al Shabab fighter Pata (Sisanda Henna), who joins the mercenaries to exact revenge on those who murdered his daughter.