Lionsgate have began negotiations to hire Sam Raimi to act as director for their upcoming movie adaptation of fantasy epic series ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’ by Patrick Rothfuss
The kingkiller Chronicle is widely regarded as one of the greatest epic fantasy series of the last decade and has just released an absolutely stunning 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind, you can buy it here or if you have not already read it you can buy the cheaper original edition here.
These Kingkiller Chronicle novels consist of ‘The Name Of The Wind’, ‘The Wise Man’s Fear‘ and ‘The Doors of Stone’ (upcoming). Rothfuss has also written a novella and a short story in the same world too, these are: ‘The Slow Regard Of Silent Things‘ (Novella) and ‘The Lightning Tree‘. There is also a companion tale ‘How Old Holly Came to Be’.Lionsgate's 'The Kingkiller Chronicle' Finds Its Director In Sam Raimi Click To Tweet
Despite slow developments of both the movies and the TV series, it looks like Lionsgate are showing some ambition by beginning negotiations with Sam Raimi to direct the first movie of a proposed trilogy. The first movie will be based on the first novel of the Kingkiller Chronicle ‘The Name Of The Wind’. Raimi is best known for the Evil Dead series as well as the original Spider-Man trilogy. In his career he has served as a writer and director.
Lionsgate have already found a writer for the movie in Lindsey Beer, who is best known for being writer for “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will act as producer for the movies too.
As well as the movies, Showtime will be producing a TV series. Unfortunately it won’t follow the adventures of Kvothe (that will be the movies) we all know and love, and have been waiting years to see end in the third book. Instead, it will follow the adventures of two performers as they travel Temerant. Also, John Rogers has joined the project and will serve as Showrunner for the TV show. Rogers is known for his work on: The Core, Transformers, Leverage & The Librarians. Unfortunately this is all we know at the moment, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
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