Nigerian Writer Lands Major Hollywood Movie Deal
Tomi Adeyemi's joy has gone over the moon.
Her debut novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ reportedly has inked a major movie deal with Fox 2000.
The fantasy novel brought in a 7-figure deal from the media house.
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group offered the 23-year-old a mouth watering publishing deal.
The American based writer, has taken to Twitter to celebrate the news, as this deal is one of the biggest yet for a fantasy debut.
The book tells the story of Zélie Adebola, who saw her mother was hanged when she was only 6, because she had magic powers.
The land, called Orïsha, used to be filled with dark-skinned, magical people, but they have become the minority.
People with magic and people with dark skin are hated, but Zélie wants to bring magic back into the world.
The book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and it blends African cultures into the fantasy genre.
'Children of Blood and Bone' hasn’t even been released yet and it’s already headed to the big screen.