The incident was so massive Dis ek‚ Anna film producer Niel van Deventer has been working on bringing it to life.
Speaking to SowetanLIVE‚ Niel recounted how learning of the experience had affected him and he wanted to document the emotions and reaction to incident.
"I think there are a lot of lessons in that particular experience that haven't changed in 34 years. They are still lessons needed to be learnt. It is just so fascinating that a man (John Kani) can be shunned and abused for simply doing his job‚ which is acting."
Filming is expected to start later this year and Niel is keen to have his actress wife Charlenè Brouwer play the role of Sandra Prinsloo.
"I think she would be perfect for the role. When I envisioned this project I couldn't see it happening without her in it."