Anika Noni Rose has optioned TV/Film rights to Daniel José Older’s fantasy series “Bone Street Rumba,” which follows an “inbetweener,” partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls, and a life that he can’t at all remember. He thinks he is one of a kind, until he meets other “inbetweeners” walking the fine line between life and death, some good, others evil – one of them, a destructive sorcerer bent on opening up a portal to the “Underworld,” which would destroy the balance between the living and the dead.
It’s a new book series – the first installment, titled “Half-Resurrection Blues,” was published on January 6 by Penguin. It introduces readers to the lead character, Carlos Delacruz, the “inbetweener” who’s also an agent for an outfit called the “New York Council Of The Dead.”
The second installment, “Midnight Taxi Tango,” will be released next January.
No word on what Noni Rose’s specific plans are for the series adaptation – notably, whether she’ll act in whatever the end product is, or only produce.
Has anyone picked up a copy of the first book, and maybe even read it, even though it’s been out for only a couple of weeks? If so, thoughts?