After King Richard, a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination, Will Smith is abet with one more thrilling mission. Will Smith’s production house Westbrook Studios, and two-time Emmy nominee David Oyelowo’s production house Yoruba Saxon enjoy joined fingers with Netflix to manufacture the movie adaptation of Tọlá Okogwu’s upcoming young-grownup story new Onyeka and the Academy of the Solar.
From British-Nigerian creator, journalist, and hair care educator Tọlá Okogwu, Onyeka and the Academy of the Solar tells the record of a teen who, after discovering that she has supernatural powers, travels to Nigeria to be taught more about her origins. Nonetheless, upon reaching there, she learns about a looming threat to her newfound magical brethren.
Given how supernatural, story, and superhero genres enjoy peaked in fresh years, with nearly the total shows/motion footage from the talked about categories doing extremely correctly, each and every by manner of field space of commercial and viewership, it appears like Smith and Oyelowo enjoy stumbled on a golden goose with Onyeka and the Academy of the Solar.
Okogwu’s upcoming guide is the first in an action-packed sequence of books for center-grade formative years, salvage of abode to be published within the U.S. and U.Ample. by Simon & Schuster in June. The creator is being represented by CAA and Claire Wilson at RCW Literary Agency.
Will Smith and David Oyelowo are Handiest Two of the Talented Names Associated with the Netflix Adaptation
As talked about earlier, the movie adaptation of Onyeka and the Academy of the Solar shall be collectively produced by Will Smith and Co-President of Film Jon Mone, for Westbrook Studios, along with David Oyelowo by means of his production house Yoruba Saxon. Attributable to Smith’s fresh critically-acclaimed movie King Richard, Westbrook Studios wishes no fresh introduction. A subsidiary of Westbrook Inc., the media firm launched in 2019 by founders Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Miguel Melendez, and Ko Yada, with the specialise in “empowering artists to expose tales that join the field.”
Westbrook Studios is also the house slack Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris’ Emmy-nominated Facebook Stare sequence, Red Desk Talk; Netflix’s Amend: The Fight For The United States; the Disney slip sequence Welcome to Earth; Season 4 of the Netflix sequence Cobra Kai; and the ABC minute sequence Females of the Movement.
Oyelowo founded Yoruba Saxon with his wife Jessica, specializing in constructing values-essentially based mostly notify, with an contrivance to “shift the culture and color birth air the traces” by constructing notify for a world target audience.
Famed screenwriter Ola Shokunbi, the person slack Satellite, Indigo, and the upcoming A Yellow Heaven, shall be adapting Okogwu’s anticipated new to display conceal. He’s being represented by CAA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.
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