Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has added an epic new project to his already-full plate, announcing via Twitter that he will produce and write songs for a feature film and TV adaptation of the The Kingkiller Chronicle for Lionsgate Studios.
Variety reported that Miranda retained an option to be involved in “future stage productions” as well.
Novelist Pat Rothfuss’s fantasy epic tells the story of Kvothe, a musician, wizard, and innkeeper who narrates his life of adventure across an imaginary land called the Four Corners of the World.
Written in the style of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, The Kingkiller Chronicle consists of two books, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. A planned third book in the trilogy, Doors of Stone, has not been published yet. Rothfuss wrote another book set in the same world,The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
Miranda wrote, “I just love the world of @PatrickRothfuss and I want to spend time figuring out how to share it with you.”
Miranda told Variety, “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.”
Here is how Miranda announced the news:
The film will be based on the first novel, The Name of the Wind, which will have a script by Lindsey Beer. No timeline for the project was announced.
These are the three books Miranda will adapt: