Trevor Noah - 'Born a Crime' Film Adaptation
Do you love Trevor Noah as much as I do? Have you read his autobiography 'Born a Crime' - No? Go and get it immediately, it is brilliant, hilarious, well written and insightful!
And guess what? He is making it into a movie!! and who has agreed to star in it!! Lupita (you absolute goddess) Nyong'o!!
It is a good job I am sitting down because this made me stupidly happy and hold my breathe in excitement, so I may have fainted had I been standing at the time of reading this news!
Now if he can translate his writing and comedic timing onto the big screen we are in for a treat, as Trevor has a way of making even the most tragic events hilarious - it's like he says, the tragic event itself is not funny, but the things that happen around it often are. I for one can’t wait to see what magic he creates on screen.
Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira to team up in Miniseries of 'Americanah'
Dear Lord, thank you for blessing us with these two beautiful and talented women and thank you for inspiring them to do more work together and while I'm at it thank you for the talented Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for writing 'Americanah'.
Seriously all the ancestors must be singing joyful songs at this collaboration because I know I am.
If you haven't read 'Americanah', I highly recommend it, it’s a touching and beautifully sad story of migration to a country that is often idolised as a Utopia by the black diaspora, only for them to discover it is sick and festering, in need of its own revolution that will likely never come.
It looks as though we have some great book to screen adaptations coming our way this year! I can see nothing that I don't like about this, and I can't wait to see it!! Watch this space!
'Yohance' - An African Space Opera
Let me just say that again AN AFRICAN SPACE OPERA!! Yes Bleeks, you've been patient, you've watched Space Dandy and been temporarily sated with the brilliant Futurama. You've even put up with all the awful recent Star Wars movies with the stoicism of a Buddhist monk and your hard work is going to be rewarded, because 'Yohance' created by Paul Louise-Julie, is going to make all your futuristic African space dreams come true!!
In a similar vein to Cowboy Bee-bop, except the protagonist is a thief not a bounty hunter, he finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy, a space conspiracy if you will, that gets him involved in an intergalactic battle that he didn't bargain for. Already a comic released in 2016, it is now hoping to be adapted into a animated movie! How lucky are we?
Look out for it as they are in the in the process of raising funds. If you can, support them by donating to their kick starter