Last year, Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi’s bestselling debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone had its film rights acquired by Fox/Disney, with award-winning Nigerian-American filmmaker, Rick Famuyiwa chosen to direct.
To pen the script of the movie, Nigerian-American writer, Kay Oyegun (This Is Us) has been hired.
Children of Blood and Bone follows Zélie Adebola, who at six years old watched her mother get murdered. Ten years after the raid that made her an orphan and banished magic from her people, Zélie finally has a chance to make things right.
As for Oyegun, her star is certainly on the rise. Earlier this year, her feature spec, Assisted Living, was the subject of a bidding battle that was won by Paramount Pictures. Her work on This Is Us also nabbed her the award for ‘Best Writing in a Dramatic Series’ at this year’s the NAACP awards.
By: Damilola Faustino