‘Hamilton’ star and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, has joined the production of The Kingkiller Chronicle Film and TV adaptation as creative director, and has gained the option to be involved in future stage productions.
Lionsgate has announced that Author Patrick Rothfuss has partnered with Hamilton star Miranda, who will compose original music for the television and film franchise. In 2015 it was announced that Lionsgate had won the rights to develop the epic fantasy book series into a film, television show, and game.
The Kingkiller Chronicle film script will be developed by Lindsey Beer (Transformers 5, Dungeons & Dragons) and will be based on the first book in the trilogy, The Name of the Wind. Miranda and Author Rothfuss will be involved in the character development and storylines in the TV show.
“Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home. It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest. Pat also writes about the act of MAKING music more beautifully than any novelist I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to play a part in bringing this world to life onscreen,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Patrick Rothfuss’ New York Times best selling series Kingkiller gained interest from multiple studios, before being taken on by Lionsgate. The book series sold 10 million copies, making it the best-selling fantasy series behind Game of Thrones. The story explores the autobiography of Kvothe, a magician, infamous assassin and musician.
“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 Mirandacould do the job,” said Erik Feig, Co-President, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
“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.”