According to Deadline, Disney is moving forward with an adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s novel Children Of Blood And Bone that was first picked up by Fox 2000 (before Disney bought Fox’s film assets and started gutting everything).
Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) was attached to direct at Fox and is still on board at Disney, with This Is Us’ Kay Oyegun writing a new script.
The project has reportedly caught the eye of Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and it is possible that the studio could produce the project, making it the first feature film from Lucasfilm since the Disney acquisition that isn’t Star Wars or Indiana Jones.
Below is the synopsis for the action-fantasy:
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.