ANOTHER BOOK BY WALE OKEDIRAN FOR FILM ADAPTATION
After the successful film adaptation and the Netflix adoption of his award winning novel: TENANTS OF THE HOUSE, another book by Wale Okediran, THE RESCUE OF UNCLE BABS has been slated for appearance on the big screen.
A contract to this effect was signed during the sidelines of the recently concluded James Currey Literary Festival in Oxford, UK between Dr Wale Okediran and the UK based Nigerian Film Producer, Lookman Sanusi.
Written for adolescent children on the dangers of drug abuse, THE RESCUE OF UNCLE BABS (Macmillan Publishers ,1998) was the winner of the 1999 Association Of Nigerian Authors/Matatu Children’s Literature Prize.
According to Sanusi: ”since most of the activities in the gripping narrative took place on a train, scenes from the proposed film will be very exciting and enthralling to children”.
The Film shoot is expected to commence at locations in Nigeria and the UK by January 2023.
×× Above picture shows the Author and Film Producer in the middle during the Contract signing ceremony flanked by the UK based Nigerian author, Leye Adenle (Right) and Prof Stephen Embleton, the James Currey Fellow at Oxford University.