Universal Spins Wheel of Time

Universal Pictures and Red Eagle Entertainment have acquired film rights to the late Robert Jordan’s best-selling “The Wheel of Time” fantasy novel series says Variety.

“The Wheel of Time” follows, among its dozens of characters, Rand al’Thor, the latest incarnation of a force for good called “The Dragon.” Rand is born to fight an evil character called Shai’tan.

Adaptations of the fantasy novels will begin with the first book in the series “The Eye of the World.”