Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone is being adapted into a film for Disney. The rights were acquired by Fox 2000 first, but now that Disney and Fox have merged, the film will be under Disney as well. It is being produced by Lucasfilm, which has brought Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Disney. Children of Blood and Bone is the first film that Lucasfilm is producing for Disney that isn’t apart of those franchises.
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Kay Oyegun is trying to get a deal so she can write the screenplay. Oyegun is one of the writers and producers for the NBC show, This is Us and she’s a writer for the OWN Network’s show, Queen Sugar. She is also the writer for the show Assisted Living, that was picked up by Paramount Studios. Fingers crossed she will be picked to write the screenplay for this fantastic book.
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The book tells the story of a young girl named Zeile, who is on the run with a runaway princess and her brother. They’re on a journey to bring back magic before the crown prince gets rid of magic for good. Zeile must also learn to control her magic and the crown prince must come to term with his magic abilities. Tensions rise and feelings form, and Zeile, might be the greatest danger they face.
Adeyemi signed a seven figure deal with Macmillan Children Publishing for the book series. The novel was one of the biggest YA debut publishing deals. Fox, even acquired the rights to it before it was even published. Now you know this book is good!