Gavin Hood Back On Home Soil

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Tsotsi director, Gavin Hood, will be back in Mzansi for a short visit ahead of the release of his new Hollywood film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The point of the visit is to promote and participate in media interviews on his latest offering. Hood is expected to be in S.A between the 19th and 21st of April.

This Mzansi filmmaker who is now based in the States, is renowned for his infamous film Tsotsi which won the Academy Award For Foreign Language Film during 2005’s Oscar Awards. In 2007 he directed his first Hollywood feature, Rendition – a controversial CIA thriller that tells the story of Isabella El-Ibrahimi who tries to track down her husband, a chemical engineer who disappeared on a flight from South Africa to Washington.

This year, he releases his new directorial project X-Men Origins: Wolverine. X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been described as “staying true to the tone of the X-Men motion picture franchise, continuing the films’ balance between spectacle and reality, while heightening the emotions and relationships. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.”

The film will be released worldwide on April 29.