DMG Entertainment has made a licensing and film deal for the rights to Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere novels, according to Variety. The group is already fast-tracking an adaptation of the first volume of the Stormlight Archive fantasy epic: The Way of Kings.
Due to the scope of Sanderson’s universe, DMG has likened this acquisition to obtaining the rights for a comic book universe, as many of Sanderson’s book series are contained within an overarching “Cosmere”. While the Cosmere contains such varied properties as The Stormlight Archive (epic fantasy), Mistborn (urban tech fantasy), White Sand (graphic novel adventure), and more, readers have only been given small hints as to how these massive epics tie together into a singular universe. (Sanderson’s next book, Arcanum Unbounded, out on November 22nd, will shed further light on the connections between these worlds.)
Although the Stormlight Archive books are first in line for adaptation and have already been assigned script writers, DMG is also seeking writers for an adaptation of the initial Mistborn novel The Final Empire.
A few words from Brandon Sanderson on the development:
“The people at DMG aren’t just producers or financiers. They’re fans. From the first moment we met, I knew they understood my vision and goals for the Cosmere, and I’ve been excited to work with them in bringing their vision for the universe to the screen.”
Screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, a team responsible for several “Saw” franchise films, have been selected to adapt The Way of Kings, with Sanderson and Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky on board as executive producers.
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