Rick Famuyiwa Will Direct Tomi Adeyemi’s ‘Children of Blood and Bone’

Rick Famuyiwa, who is famous for writing and directing films like The WoodBrown Sugar and Dope, has been unveiled as the one who will helm Fox 2000’s Children of Blood and Bone, an action fantasy film based on the novel by Tomi Adeyemi.

Recall that the New York Times-Bestselling novel was released in March of last year, via Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. And the follow-up, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is set to hit shelves in June of this year.

Deadline adds that David Magee wrote the screen adaptation of Children of Blood and Bone, and here’s the synopsis:

“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.”

We can’t wait.

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