Alexander Emmanuel’s “Scarlet” Has Been Optioned for Film

An epic fantasy novel that weaves Grecian myths, Yoruba myths, and Kikuyu folklore, Scarlet has been optioned for adaptation into a feature-length film by Sobe Charles Umeh of 1st Rate Pictures. Sobe Charles Umeh is an award-winning Canada-based Nollywood director and producer.

Scarlet is Alexander Emmanuel’s third novel. It was launched at the Benue Book and Arts Festival in June 2019. In February 2020, it won the BookHouse Readers’ Choice Award. The book, which is a weaving of history and folklore and Afrofuturism, will definitely be a delight on the screen.

About the Author

Alexander Emmanuel is an Air Force Officer and academic who developed his writing skill after secondary school and successfully made a debut with The Diary of a Boy Soldier, a novella on the account of the lead character’s experience during his training at the Nigerian Military School, Zaria. He is currently a researcher at the Rivers State University and is a celebrated writer, both locally and internationally.

Congratulations to Alexander. We really can’t wait to see this magic!


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