Bones, Sharks and Bulls


Local cinema goers are eagerly awaiting the imminent release of Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past, the sequel to South Africa’s highest grossing film ever, Mr Bones. The monumentally popular Leon Schuster reprises his role as Mr Bones, a white sangoma, who in this latest film, displays a love of rugby.

To this end, Mr Bones will attend the Currie Cup Final between the Sharks and the Blue Bulls at ABSA Stadium on 25 October. In fact, some scenes from the film were shot at this Stadium and feature Springbok and World Cup flyhalf Butch James in a guest appearance.

Speaking from his home in Kavukiland, Mr Bones said, “I am so looking forward to the match. It’s going to be very, very exciting! The Bulls, they must be very careful because they are playing at the seaside where the Sharks live. The Sharks are very strong when they are near the sea and my bones, they tell me that the Sharks will gobble up the Bulls.’

Mr Bones has a strong Durban connection, having shot Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past in the city. Among the locations used in the film are Prince Edward Street, Blue Lagoon, The Pearls of Umhlanga, La Mercy Beach, Verulam and Dakota Informal Settlement in Isipingo Beach.

Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past will be released nationwide on 27 November by Videovision Entertainment through United International Pictures. The film stars Leeanda Reddy, Tongayi Chirisa and Kaseran Pillay. It is edited by Johan Lategan and director of photography is Chris Schutte with music by Didi Kriel. The film is executive produced by Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh with the screenplay by Leon Schuster and Gray Hofmeyr, produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring and directed by Gray Hofmeyr.


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