‘Dope’ director Rick Famuyiwa has announced his next project.

According to an exclusive in The Hollywood Reporter, Rick Famuyiwa will be directing an adaptation of the best-selling YA fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone for Fox 2000.


Children of Blood and Bone is written by Tomi Adeyemi, who sold the first book for seven figures. The second novel in the proposed trilogy, Children of Virtue and Vengeance will be released June 4, 2019. According to the THR exclusive;

“The book is set in a magic-infused kingdom named Orisha, where a young woman named Zelie Adebola witnesses the death of her mother and other magicians, called “maji,” under the order of a ruthless king. The woman has a chance to restore magic to her land but has to first team up with a rogue princess and outwit and outrun a crown prince while avoiding prowling snow “leoponaires” and vengeful spirits that wait in the waters.”


David McGhee has written the script for the film. Rick Famuyiwa is the director of the critically acclaimed film Dope. He was selected to direct the Flash film for Warner Brothers, but left the project due to creative differences. He recently directed the HBO film Confirmation and is working on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

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