Nigerian-American Director known for his popular films “Dope” and “Brown Sugar” is set to lead Adeyemi’s groundbreaking debut to the big screen.
The Young Adult Novel ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ by Tomi Adeyemi shook the literary world when it was first published and even picked up by Fox.
As the Nigerian-American author has basked in her book’s success since then, the film studio announced that Rick Famuyiwa, director of Dope, Brown Sugar, and The Wood, will helm the film adaptation of the novel.
Famuyiwa is set to also produce under the newly launched company Verse with Scott Falconer, Hollywood Reporter adds. Temple Hill, the production company with film credits including the Maze Runner series, are producing along with Sunswept Entertainment.
Here is a little synopsis of the Novel
With magic, Zélie’s family could stand against the royal guard. Her people wouldn’t live in fear. Her mom wouldn’t have hanged from that tree. Years after the king wiped magic out of Orïsha, Zélie has one chance to bring it back. To do so, she’ll have to outwit/outrun the crown prince, who’s hell-bent on erasing magic for good.