Durban based producer, Anant Singh announced today that the sequel to the hit comedy, Mr Bones will be shot on location in Durban. Singh also announced that auditions were underway for local actors to co-star with Leon Schuster, South Africa’s Number One Movie Star.
One of the most appealing things about Mr Bones is the transposition of characters from their regular environments to other exotic locations. Following this broad theme, Mr Bones 2 will see the character in locations around Durban and have a strong Indian flavour. This tapestry provides a great deal of material for interesting gags that enhances the comedy of the film. The film will begin shooting in Durban next month.
The Mr Bones 2 production team conducted an extensive recce of the city of Durban and surrounding areas and an interesting selection of venues have been identified as locations for the film. Among the locations being evaluated are the Grey Street Precinct, the Indian Market, and the northern coastline.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the shoot of Mr Bones 2 to Durban,” said Anant Singh. “The diversity of locations available in and around the city made Durban the ideal location for the film. Leon Schuster and director Gray Hofmeyr have co-written a really hilarious script which will undoubtedly become the top film of 2008 in South Africa. Leon has always wanted to shoot a film in Durban and the last two films we did with him, Mr Bones was shot in Sun City and Johannesburg, and Mama Jack was shot in Cape Town. Bringing Mr Bones 2 to Durban is part of our plan to ensure that the City is actively promoted as a shooting location. We are committed to growing the film industry in South Africa and Durban is a location that has been marginally used,” continued Singh.
Mr Bones 2 is the third feature film collaboration between Singh and Schuster and other films include Mama Jack and Mr Bones which is the Highest Grossing South African film of all time, having earned more than R33 million at the South African boxoffice.
Mr Bones 2 will be released nationally on Friday, 28 November 2008 by Videovision Entertainment through United International Pictures.