Author Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle is among the most celebrated fantasy series in recent memory, attracting some high-profile fans, such as Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, who’s adapting a television adaptation. Now comes word that he’s partnered with a genre heavyweight on a film as well.
Variety reports that Sam Raimi is in talks to direct a Kingkiller Chronicle movie for Lionsgate, with Miranda attached as creative producer and “musical mastermind.” Miranda also retains the option for any future state productions.
Having someone like Miranda involved certainly makes sense, as the hero of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe, is a musician among other things. Kvothe is the youngest child in a family of traveling performers, and the only survivor of a massacre. He struggles as an orphan, but learns many talents that lead him to becoming the most renowned magician, warrior and performer in the world. The story is told at the end of Kvothe’s adventures, as he looks back on his many achievements and struggles.
It was was previously reported that Miranda’s planned Showtime series would serve as television prequel to Rothfuss’ novels. Written by Lindsey Beer (Transformers: The Last Knight), the film is based on the first novel in the fantasy series, The Name of the Wind.
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