The acclaimed African-inspired fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is getting a movie adaptation with Rick Famuyiwa set to direct.
Children of Blood and Bone arrived in 2018 as a refreshing Ya fantasy offering that eschews the genre’s obligatory array of sexy monsters and post-apocalypstic scenarios, centering itself in the arena of African mysticism, focused exclusively on African characters. With the novel’s 25-year-old Nigerian author, Tomi Adeyemi, already set to release a sequel novel this summer [aggressive glances at George R.R. Martin], the inevitable call from Hollywood has been made, and a film adaptation is coming!
Rick Famuyiwa, the acclaimed director of Dope, is set to occupy the director's chair for Fox 2000’s adaptation of Children of Blood and Bone, as reported by THR. He is set to work off a script that adapts Adeyemi’s novel, written by David Magee, known from screenplays like Mary Poppins Returns,