The storied career of former Nigeria international Etim John Esin will be shot in a hugely anticipated documentary this summer in Hollywood.
The onetime Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland FC), Flash Flamingos, Abiola Babes, and Calabar Rover's diminutive midfield maestro affectionately called the 'African Maradona' has confirmed that the project is ongoing.
"My career will be shot in a documentary hopefully by this summer. Its a project to be produced by Nollywood producer, Egor Efiok in partnership with Paramount Pictures.
"Paramount Pictures in the USA is run by the same dudes that did the story of Mike Tyson (former Heavyweight boxing champion). Egor is currently negotiating with them. She is one of the finest filmmakers in Nigeria.
"This may just be my retirement benefits, my brother. All thanks to God," Esin enthused.
Esin played for then Belgian Jupiler sides Lokeren and Lierse but had his playing career cut short as he traveled back to Nigeria to escape a jail term for having a sexual relationship with a young girl in Belgium whom the authorities said was 16 years old but Esin thought was 18 years old
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Esin was shot by armed robbers on the thigh in Lagos prior to the 1987 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile.
The then Nigeria vice president Augustus Aikhomu ensured he was treated adequately before the tournament albeit the team were eliminated in the group stages.
Akwa Ibom state born Esin took to drugs after he was omitted from Nigeria's 1994 World Cup squad due to his differences with the late Stephen Keshi who was team captain.
Callywood Studios have produced blockbuster Nigerian movies like 'The Father' and 'I Am Bassey' while Paramount Pictures are makers of box office hits like Wonder Park, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terminator and Transformers, amongst others.