Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to adapt fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles
Lionsgate to develop film franchise and TV series, with stage adaptation also optioned
Lionsgate has partnered best-selling author Pat Rothfuss with composer and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda for an ambitious TV and film adaptation of the fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicles.
The film studio said Tuesday it will develop and produce the feature film franchise, as well as a TV drama series that expands on the world outside of Rothfuss' books. There also is an option for a stage adaptation.
THE NEWS.<br>I just love the world of <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickRothfuss">@PatrickRothfuss</a> and I want to spend time figuring out how to share it with you. So this is happening. <a href="https://t.co/vwNFzxVj2W">https://t.co/vwNFzxVj2W</a>—@Lin_Manuel
*stares at a lute for 20 minutes, sweats profusely*<br>Okay, so we're doing this. <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickRothfuss">@PatrickRothfuss</a>—@Lin_Manuel
Miranda, creator of the Broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights, will serve as producer of the franchise and will compose original music, as well as write the songs. He most recently created the music for the Disney hit Moana.
Rothfuss will be executive producer for both film and television.
The first film will be written by Lindsey Beer, who penned Transformers 5, and will be based on the first book in the trilogy, The Name of the Wind.
Fans of the book series greeted the news with enthusiasm on social media.
I was scared who would be in charge of my favorite series. I'm not scared anymore. I believe in you <a href="https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel">@Lin_Manuel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/kingkiller?src=hash">#kingkiller</a> <a href="https://t.co/6f0CVXDOs0">pic.twitter.com/6f0CVXDOs0</a>—@jbullfrog87
IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/kingkiller?src=hash">#kingkiller</a> <a href="https://t.co/rDho1ftMOm">pic.twitter.com/rDho1ftMOm</a>—@TylerBeckett4
Screams forever then dies of joy: Lin-Manuel Miranda Producing Adaptations of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle <a href="https://t.co/J6GbgQvDGt">https://t.co/J6GbgQvDGt</a>—@soless