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Paramount Pictures Secures Rights for Film Adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s “Legacy of Orisha”

Fans anticipate vibrant depiction of “Legacy of Orisha” as Paramount Pictures embarks on Epic Journey.
January 19, 2024
5:54 am

Producers at Paramount Pictures are gearing up for an ambitious project as they announce the adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s acclaimed novel, “Legacy of Orisha,” for the big screen. The move is set to captivate fans of Adeyemi’s literary work and bring the narrative to life in a theatrical spectacle.


Renowned for her bestselling novel “Children of Blood and Bone,” Adeyemi’s “Legacy of Orisha” has earned acclaim for its rich storytelling and captivating characters. Paramount Pictures expressed their excitement about the upcoming adaptation, aiming to transport viewers into the universe Adeyemi has masterfully crafted.


The fantasy novel follows the journey of Zélie Adebola, a protagonist navigating a world of magic and oppression, striving to restore magic to the Kingdom of Orisha. With Paramount securing the rights to the adaptation, audiences can anticipate a visually stunning and faithful representation of Adeyemi’s magical world.


Tomi Adeyemi, the creative force behind the novel, is set to be the executive producer of the film. Joining her in this endeavor are Reggie Rock Bythewood and Paramount senior VP of production Mika Pryce, who will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.



Adeyemi’s literary prowess, recognized with the 2018 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction, aligns with Paramount’s commitment to delivering a cinematic experience that stays true to the source material.


The fusion of fantasy and African folklore in Adeyemi’s work has resonated with readers worldwide, turning her novels into literary sensations.


Adeyemi, expressing her excitement through an Instagram post, sees this collaboration as an opportunity to push the boundaries of storytelling through the powerful medium of television.


While the release date for the adaptation remains undisclosed, the project boasts an expert team of writers and directors already on board. The anticipation among fans is high, with hopes that the adaptation will not only stay faithful to the source material but also offer fresh perspectives and surprises to captivate audiences.


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