Viola Davis is developing an adaptation of Octavia Butler novel 'Wild Seed' for Amazon


Viola Davis is developing an adaptation of the novel for amazon. The adaptation will be written by Scifi writer Nnedi Okorafor And Kenyan writer director Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki) . Viola Davis' production company (Juvee productions) had been pursuing the rights to adapt the novel for a some now, but Butler family didn't give their blessing till Nnedi Okorafor And Wanuri Kahiu signed on and showed they had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve.

Synopsis from Amazon, "Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex -- or design. He fears no one -- until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss...and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one -- until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine."


All parties involved (Viola Davis, Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu) describe Wild Seed as a game changing book for them. OP has not read the book.


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I feel like Viola/her production company are always taking on these epic projects that just get stuck in development hell.