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Children Of Blood And Bone, the novel by Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi is set to become the first Lucasfilm project in the Disney era not to feature lightsabers or archaeologists and Deadline take a closer look at the early development of this fascinating project.

This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun is making a deal to write a new script adaptation of the epic fantasy with Rick Famuyiwa, who remains attached to direct. Sources said that the project caught the fancy of Lucasfilm and that its chief Kathy Kennedy is in the process of making this the first feature property to be produced by Lucasfilm since the Disney acquisition that isn’t Star Wars or Indiana Jones.

The novel was published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, and a follow-up, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, comes out later this year.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

We will be sure to stay on top of the latest news surrounding this fascinating project as it develops.

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Children of Blood and Bone
  • Adeyemi, Tomi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 560 Pages - 01/01/2023 (Publication Date) - Square Fish (Publisher)