South African film-maker-Tim Greene has been late to the party of ‘John & John’ featuring SKEEM.
Many weeks after Ghanaians slammed film-maker Kofi Asamoah’s John & John for what they regard as a complete thievery of SKEEM, a South African movie, the film-maker of SKEEM has taken to social media to express his shock of what he calls “a word-for-word rip-off of our movie SKEEM!”
Kofi Asamoah has explained the overwhelming similarity in both movies as ‘John & John’ being an Adaptation of SKEEM–but it seems the man behind SKEEM does not know anything of such an Adaptation, let alone to recognise it as such.
However, Kofi Asamoah reportedly said on GHONE TV that, he sought permission from Tim Greene to shoot his Ghanaian version when the two met at a film festival in South Africa. From Tim’s post, he does not know anything about this.
Tim wrote on Facebook: “THIS IS INSANE! Turns out Ghana’s biggest movie this year is a word-for-word rip-off of our movie SKEEM!”