It sounds like Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy has sparked a battle! Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Fox, and Universal aren’t just interested in adapting the book for the screen — according to The Hollywood Reporter, they’re “locked in a heated bidding war.”
Much like George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, Rothfuss’ tale has been growing a rabid audience for years but now the more mainstream citizens of Hollywood are seeing potential profit from tales of magic and swordplay. The interesting thing is that in this post-Harry Potter and Katniss world, top execs are apparently heading to Comic-Con this weekend to court Rothfuss personally.
For those who don’t know the work, The Name of the Wind is the first book of The Kingkiller Chronicles, and tells the story of Kvothe, a talented young magician who grows into the most formidable wizard in the world. Now, for you fans, let’s get this dreamcasting party started! Who’s your perfect Kvothe?