After a heated bidding struggle with a number of Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures landed the rights to Tomi Adeyemi’s YA novel collection Children of Blood and Bone. The plan is to adapt it as an motion fantasy characteristic movie.
The studio is placing the project on the quick observe to manufacturing and Adeyemi is ready to jot down the script and in addition government produce. For these of you not aware of the story, right here’s the outline from the guide:
They killed my mom.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mom summoned forth souls. But every part modified the night time magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji have been killed, leaving Zélie with out a mom and her individuals with out hope. Now Zélie has one probability to deliver again magic and strike towards the monarchy. With the assistance of a rogue princess, Zélie should outwit and outrun the crown prince, who’s hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, the place snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait within the waters. Yet the best hazard could also be Zélie herself as she struggles to regulate her powers and her rising emotions for an enemy.
Co-President of Paramount Pictures Motion Group Daria Cercek mentioned in an announcement, “Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone has not only become a phenomenon in the YA world, it has transformed every expectation of what world-building fantasy can be. It’s with enormous pride that our studio — along with Tomi and our partners Wyck, Marty and Karen — set out to bring this franchise to life on the big screen. With its thought-provoking and timely themes, we know that this story will resonate with a global audience.”
Adeyemi added, “Paramount’s passion and enthusiasm to bring this story to life has been incredible. We are all so excited for this new chapter and are already hard at work.”
Paramount Pictures doesn’t have many large franchises to play with, so that they fought exhausting for this. They have been up towards Universal, Amazon and Netflix. According to Deadline, “Insiders went on to add that Paramount’s final offer blew away the others as it included several incentives including a seven-figure screenwriting guarantee as well creative approvals for Adeyemi. Another major factor was a guaranteed theatrical release, which is a huge card to play as studios compete with streamers willing to pay much more for packages that hit the market and that leverage of a global release helps when those guarantees are becoming more scarce.”
Well, I hope Paramount Pictures takes this and really does the story justice as they adapt it for the large display. If they pull it off, they’ll in all probability have a brand new profitable movie franchise.