Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot at being part of The Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation, which currently includes both a feature film and a television series.
The first book in the series — The Name of the Wind — will make up the film, followed by a television series continuing the as-yet unfinished trilogy.
LMM has signed on alongside author Patrick Rothfuss to be a creative producer. He will also compose original music and songs for the adaptations.
“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,” gushed Erik Feig, co-president of Lionsgate.
“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 riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet’s hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.