The upcoming film and TV adaptations of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle have found their musical mastermind.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to serve as creative producer and to handle the music for The Kingkiller Chronicle. Last year, Lionsgate announced a deal to develop movies, TV series, and video games based on the beloved fantasy novels, with plans to simultaneously launch the first feature film and the TV drama series.
Miranda is set to produce and write original music for the franchise, as well as any “future stage productions,” too. Transformers 5 writer Lindsey Beer is penning the first feature film script, which will be based on the first book, The Name of the Wind, while Miranda and Rothfuss will help develop new characters and storylines for the TV show.
“Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home,” Miranda said in a statement. “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.”
Since The Name of the Wind was first released in 2007, the series has gone on to sell 10 million copies and become the second best-selling modern epic fantasy series, behind only Game of Thrones. Rothfuss’ books — which so far include two novels in a proposed trilogy, as well as several shorter stories — follow a young, charismatic wizard name Kvothe.