The science fiction genre, while historically dominated by white men, has seen plenty of groundbreaking works by BIPOC creators. From N.K. Jemisin’s hugely popular “Broken Earth” trilogy, which landed a seven-figure movie deal earlier this year, to Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s popular sci-fi horror film “Black Box,” Black writers, producers, and directors have more than proven their capacity to create new, relevant sci-fi entertainment.
Now, Afrofuturism icon and sci-fi legend Octavia Butler’s earth-shattering novel “Parable of the Sower” is headed to the big screen by way of A24 (via Deadline). Butler’s works, which include the “Patternist” series, “Kindred,” and dozens of short stories, have been translated in at least 12 different languages and continue to be taught in college courses to this day — meaning the announcement of a “Parable of the Sower” adaptation is a long time coming. It’s a project that should have sci-fi fans everywhere excited.
Here’s everything we know so far about the release date, cast, and plot of “Parable of the Sower.”