Rumors have circulated that Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle book series would be receiving a TV or movie adaptation for almost as long as fans have been waiting for the next book, Doors of Stone. Well not only does it look like Kvothe will be coming to the silver screen, it seems there will be another well-known name attached to the project: Director Sam Raimi.
Many know Raimi for his work on the original Spider-man Trilogy. While Spider-Man 3 has been largely touted as a bad movie, the first Spider-Man continues to be heralded as one of the best superhero movies of all time.
Interestingly, Raimi hasn’t directed anything since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful for Disney, choosing to focus on producing instead. Needless to say, he could be a hit or miss, but his experience would be a plus.
It will certainly help that the director has talented people around him though. Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as creative producer and will be in charge of music for the feature film and TV series adaptations of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
For anyone who has read the series, they know just how important music will be to make the adaptation, and more importantly Kvothe’s character, work. Luckily, Rothfuss himself will help oversee these efforts alongside Miranda.
The first film in the series would follow the first book, The Name of the Wind. Lindsey Beer, who served as a writer on Transformers: The Last Knight, will be in charge of the film’s script.
For the uninitiated, The Kingkiller Chronicle follows the tragic tale of the wizard Kvothe, who looks to become a wizard in order to find the group who ruined his life. The series has sold 10 million copies, with both books – The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear – making the New York Times bestsellers list.