Mo Abudu: Wole Soyinka’s “Death And The King’s Horeseman” In The Works
Literary icon Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman is coming to life.
Media Guru and CEO EbonyLife Television, Mo Abudu, has announced that there will be a feature film adaptation of the iconic play.
She also noted that they have acquired the rights to the “film for global distribution”.
She wrote on her Instagram:
Happy Sunday beautiful people. Lunch with Prof today at Scotts in London. Its always lovely to see Prof. Thank you so much for always making the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. I truly appreciate it. Work and planning continues with EbonyLife Films development of our forthcoming feature film – Death and the King’s Horseman – Yes beautiful people, EbonyLife Films has acquired the rights to make this incredible work into a feature film for global distribution. We will continue to change the narrative and tell our stories. Lord we thank you for all these incredible opportunities you give us
The play Death and the King’s Horseman, which is his second film adaptation this year, tells the story of a Yoruba King whom the British prevented from committing murder via ritual suicides.
Veteran cinematographer Tunde Kelani announced earlier in the year that he is making an adaptation of The Lion and the Jewel.