Lin-Manuel Miranda has been tagged by Lionsgate to serve as a creative producer and music wizard behind the feature film and TV adaptations of The Kingfisher Chronicle, a trilogy written by author Patrick Rothfuss.
The reasoning behind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s addition to the production team was given by Lionsgate’s co-president Eric Feig below:
“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,” said Erik Feig, co-president of 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.”
When asked his thoughts about being included on these particular adaptations of The Kingfisher Chronicle, Lin-Manuel Miranda commented:
Lin-Manuel Miranda said, “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.”
The series is written as an autobiography of the wizard Kvothe and is written as a three day long oral autobiography. Kvothe is a wizard who came from nothing and became a household name in his world. The Kingkiller Chronicle series of books and novellas has sold 10 million copies, which means that it is relatively well known.
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