Lin-Manuel Miranda Producing Film and TV Adaptations of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle

Remember when Patrick Rothfuss stopped by Hamilton earlier this year and Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that The Name of the Wind inspired “The Story of Tonight”? Turns out that the two will not just be influenced by one another but actual collaborators: The Wrap reports that Miranda will serve as creative producer behind Lionsgate’s planned film and television (and other media) adaptations of Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle.

Lionsgate acquired the rights to Rothfuss’ series a little over a year ago but announced Miranda’s role today. Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement:

The best way to service Pat Rothfuss’ unique and ambitious view was to invent a new way of adapting it with Lionsgate’s film and television teams working side-by-side, which meant that only a multi-hyphenate talent like Lin-Manuel Miranda could do the job. Lin is an incomparable talent and a huge fan of the trilogy and, working closely with Pat, his creative oversight of the franchise will bring an incredible level of detail and continuity to all of the projects.

The Hamilton creator and former star tweeted his excitement:

Miranda also 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.

Rothfuss’ response on Twitter:

Lionsgate’s deal will allow it to develop various stories from The Name of the WindThe Wise Man’s Fear, and various novellas (including The Slow Regard of Silent Things) simultaneously and across multiple platforms, including video games. According to Variety, Miranda is expected to compose original music and song for the movie(s) and TV series; he also has the option to be involved in future stage productions.


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