It's like someone at Lionsgate was sitting at my table on Thanksgiving day. The talk was about the Hamilton the musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda and then we shifted to the charitable work of Patrick Rothfuss and his fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles.
Today, Variety is telling us that Lionsgate has tapped Miranda to be creative producer and musical guru for feature film and TV adaptations of the Kingkiller Chronicles along with author Rothfuss. Miranda also has an option to be part of any stage production as well. The film script is being written by Lindsey Beer and will focus on the first novel in the series, The Name of the Wind. Miranda and Rothfuss will work together on the development of the new characters and storylines explored in the TV show.
Lin-Manuel Miranda said, "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. I can't wait to play a part in bringing this world to life onscreen."
Miranda recently left the insanely successful Hamilton and worked on Disney animated film Moana that is in theaters now. Besides being an accomplished author, Rothfuss started the Worldbuilders charity that uses the collective power of readers, fellow authors and book lovers to make the world a better place.