Lionsgate has announced that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the creative producer for a series of screen adaptations of Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling Kingkiller Chronicle novels. Lionsgate is planning a feature-film adaptation of the first book, along with a tie-in TV series that will further explore Rothfuss’ setting.
Lionsgate originally acquired the rights to Rothfuss’ books in 2015, but there’s been no news about a possible adaptation until today. Along with Miranda’s involvement,it’s reported that Lindsey Beer is set to write the screenplay for the film adaptation of Name of the Wind, with Robert Lawrence set to produce. Beer is a relative unknown, with numerous projects in various stages of production, but no major released credits to her name yet.
Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle series consists of The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and an upcoming third book, tentatively titled The Doors of Stone. The books tell the story of Kvothe, an arcanist (a wizard of sorts) and musician, as he attempts to learn magic and avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of the legendary Chandrian. The books use a frame narrative to split the story between present-day Kvothe (under the name of Kote) as a broken innkeeper, seemingly bereft of his powers and music, and the history of his life as he recounts how he got to that point.
No release date for either the film or TV series has yet been announced.
Looking forward to this, love the books 🙂