Hollywood is taking another step towards releasing an epic production that focuses on African culture. More specifically, Fox 2000 purchased the film rights to ‘Children of Blood & Bones.’ It is a novel by a Tomi Adeyemi, and it borrows heavily from the culture of the Yoruba people. Adeyemi is familiar with this culture because she is a Nigerian-American. Adeyemi is twenty-four years old. She is the daughter of a hospice trader and a medical doctor, but she chose to write novels instead of pursuing a career that is similar to the one her parents followed.
Can she be the next JK Rowling? Fox 2000 purchased the film rights to ‘Children of Blood & Bones.’
That decision seems to have borne fruit because this book and film deal landed her a seven-figure contract. Many people in the publishing industry are describing her as the next JK Rowling. Consequently, expectations are high as Hollywood critics expect something as good as the Harry Potter series. Fox 2000 is likely to meet these expectations because it has a history of producing highly successful productions such as Maze Runner and Twilight.
In other news, another epic series won the best film award at the recently held Rakuten TV Empire Awards. The winner was Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Mark Hamil, who plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, attended the event to receive the award. In his acceptance speech, Hamil said that he thought of Empire as a film magazine written by fans for the benefit of other fans. The publication of the first edition of the Empire magazine took place in July 1989.
This win proves that this film made its mark in the United States and Europe as well because Empire is a British magazine. Overall, the film grossed $1.332 billion at the Box Office. It is one of the top 10 highest grossing movies of the 21st century. This award by Empire magazine earlier this week testifies to the film’s lasting effect on its audience months after its release.
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