[Rumor] Sam Raimi Not Directing Lionsgate's 'Kingkiller Chronicle' Film

We very much want to say right off the bat- this is still pretty deep in rumor territory. A report from an outlet claims that director Sam Raimi is no longer attached to direct Lionsgate's live-action adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss's "Kingkiller Chronicle".

[Rumor] Sam Raimi Not Directing Lionsgate's 'Kingkiller Chronicle' Film
Director Sam Raimi
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According to ScienceFiction.com, a source informed the outlet that Raimi is no longer set to helm the first film in a planned series of movies based on Rothfuss's world. They don't go into detail, and so far, we haven't seen any additional outlets offer sources reporting similar.

Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

"Kingkiller Chronicle" at present consists of two novels- "The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear"- about Kvothe, a musician who becomes so much more as he attempts to tell his life's story to a scribe in three days, with each day making up a book in the series. There is a third novel planned, but there hasn't been an update on it for some time.

There is also a television series for Showtime being developed, with Rothfuss and Lin-Manuel Miranda set as executive producers. The Librarians creator John Rogers will serve as showrunner for the Showtime series. It's reportedly set as a prequel series, which will take place one generation before the events of "The Name of the Wind".

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