Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct The Kingkiller Chronicle Adaptation

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Miranda is signed on to serve as the "creative producer and musical mastermind" of both the film, as well as a Showtime series based on the books, with John Rogers (Leverage) attached as the showrunner.

Not too long ago, we brought you the news that Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda was working on a big screen adaptation of Pat Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle.

The Kingkiller Chronicle is a collaborative franchise from Lionsgate that includes a television series adaption, a major feature film and interactive games all being developed concurrently.

Variety first reported the news.


Raimi is the latest talent to enter negotiations with Lionsgate on this project. Miranda was hired by Lionsgate in 2016 to serve as a "creative producer" and write music and original songs for the project.

The Kingkiller Chronicles is a book trilogy that follows Kvothe, a young wizard who recounts his early years in University and traveling the world that led to his claim to fame.

The Kingkiller Chronicle now consists of two books, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, with a third book planned but not yet published. While the film will adapt Name of the Wind directly, the television series will take place one generation before the book. His last directing credit was Oz: The Great and the Powerful in 2013. This is a grand cross-medium venture, so having a name like Raimi on the film would be incredibly exciting, and sell horror nerds like myself on a ticket.

The story of The Kingkiller Chronicle is told by Kvothe, an adventurer and musician.

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