DMG Entertainment has scored film and licensing rights to Brandon Sanderson’s acclaimed series of interconnected fantasy novels “Cosmere”.
The production company has committed to spending a whopping $270 million to cover half budget required to fund the first three films based on Sanderson’s works.
The books are a mixture of sci-fi and fantasy and unfold in a number of different worlds and time periods, but are unified by an intricate system of magic that drives the plots.
“Saw” sequel scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been hired to pen the first film, an adaptation of the novel “The Way of Kings” which is the first in his “The Stormlight Archive” series. DMG also plans to adapt the first book in Sanderson’s “Mistborn” series but hasn’t set writers yet.
Dan Mintz will produce. Sanderson will receive a minimum guarantee on each film that is produced, as well as a backend worth millions.