Movies: Children of Blood and Bone

"Following a bidding war that saw several major players in the mix," Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the Children of Blood and Bone trilogy, the action fantasy film based on Tomi Adeyemi's YA novels, Deadline reported. Adeyemi will adapt, write the script and executive produce. 

Paramount is "fast-tracking this big-screen adaptation with Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment and Karen Rosenfelt of Sunswept Entertainment producing," Deadline noted. "Children of Blood and Bone and its sequel Children of Virtue and Vengeance are published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, a Macmillan imprint, and sources say the third and final book in the trilogy will be published in 2023."

"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," said Daria Cercek, co-president of Paramount Pictures Motion Group. "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."

"Paramount's passion and enthusiasm to bring this story to life has been incredible," Adeyemi said. "We are all so excited for this new chapter and are already hard at work."

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