Production on Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone movie seems to be going well, as producers have found a director to helm the project.
Nigerian-American director Rick Famuyiwa will direct ‘Blood and Bone’ for Fox 2000, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Famuyiwa is best known for his 2015 film ‘Dope’, a coming-of-age story starring Shameik Moore. Famuyiwa’s work typically portrays the African American experience, which fits hand in hand with one of Adeyemi’s motivations behind writing her novel.
Adeyemi, totally on brand, celebrated the announcement by posting a video of her dancing to Fat Man Scoop’s ‘Be Faithful’ on Twitter.
this is how i feel about it pic.twitter.com/fWvUhQq1iA
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) February 21, 2019
The report also revealed that Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner and John Fischer of Temple Hill Productions are attached to the project. Temple Hill had a hand in the Twilight Saga films as well as ‘Love, Simon’ and The Maze Runner series. David Magee — ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ — wrote the script.
If ‘Blood and Bone’ is anything like the novel, it’s bound to be a hit. Adeyemi skyrocketed in the YA community after her debut Fantasy novel’s publication last year.
The highly-anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, will hit shelves in June.