Beloved filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead,” “Spider-Man”) is in negotiations to direct the big-budget film adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ contemporary fantasy trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle” for Lionsgate.
The books follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant, and the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. Lindsey Beer (“Transformers: The Last Knight”) is adapting the script based on the first book “The Name of the Wind”.
The film comes on top of a companion prequel TV series in development at Showtime which is set a full generation before the events of the books and film. “Hamilton” creator and multi-award winning actor, composer, rapper and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as creative producer and musical mastermind on both projects.
Miranda is expected to compose the original music and write the songs, and has the option to be involved in future stage productions as well.