Tomi Adeyemi Signs Deal With Paramount Pictures For ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’

Tomi Adeyemi agrees on a deal with Paramount Pictures for Children Of Blood And Bone.

Nigerian-American novelist and creative writer, Tomi Adeyemi, has announced the inking of a deal with American film and television production and distribution company, Paramount Pictures, to bring her critically-acclaimed YA novel series, Children Of Blood And Bone, to life on the big screen. 

Paramount Pictures landed the rights to Children of Blood and Bone trilogy after a bidding war among major players including Universal, Amazon and Netflix. Tomi will be at the forefront of the effort to bring the movie to cinemas with the 28-year-old set to executive produce in addition to adapting the story and writing the script. The studio is also committed to fast-tracking the adaptation in partnership with its collaborators, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment and Karen Rosenfelt of Sunswept Entertainment. 

“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 Co-President of Paramount Pictures Motion Group Daria Cercek. “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.”


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Children of Blood and Bone was originally published in 2018 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of the popular publisher, Macmillan. Its sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, reached number 1 on the New York Best Seller list and received critical acclaim like Children of Blood and Bone

According to Tomi, the final book in the trilogy is due out in 2023, revealing that she is in the final stretch of completing the book. “I’m only a couple drafts away from finishing book 3,” she said. “I’m turning it into my publisher in a few months, and then it’s straight to print and in your hands in 2023.”

Featured image credits/Tomi Adeyemi