Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s work on ‘Hamilton’ will be happy to hear that his ventures into Hollywood won’t be stopping with his work on the music of Disney’s ‘Moana’ as well as his upcoming role in ‘Mary Poppins Returns‘ as he has been tapped to bring the ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ to the big screen for Lionsgate! He’ll be working with author Pat Rothfuss as the creative producer for this trilogy of novels and knowing that Lionsgate will be involved I am betting we’ll be getting a trilogy of films assuming the box office sales can support it. Lindsey Beer who worked on ‘Transformers: The Last Knight will be writing the script of ‘The Name of the Wind’, which is the first novel in the series.
Miranda was already a fan of the series before this deal went through so not only does he get to bring new fantasy to both the theater and television, but a series he is also passionate about!
With music being important to the series it should come as no surprise that Miranda will likely be helping compose and write original music for the films as well.
According to Miranda:
“Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home. It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest. Pat also writes about the act of making music more beautifully than any novelist I’ve ever read.”
The trilogy follows the life of Kvothe who is a gifted magic user and famous musician who ends up being one of the most notable wizards to have ever been born.
Much like ‘The Dark Tower’, the original plans for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and other recent projects we’ll be seeing Lionsgate taking this property to both the big and small screens. While the movies will tell the main stories from the books, the tie-in television series will expand the world that was only hinted at in the novels and hopefully will be guided by Rothfuss’s overall vision.
The original novel was published in 2007 and was followed up by a second novel and three novellas at this time.
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The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet’s hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter
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