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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to adapt fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles

Lionsgate has partnered best-selling author Pat Rothfuss with composer and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda for an ambitious TV and film adaptation of the fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicles.

The film studio said Tuesday it will develop and produce the feature film franchise, as well as a TV drama series that expands on the world outside of Rothfuss’ books. There also is an option for a stage adaptation.

Miranda, creator of the Broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights, will serve as producer of the franchise and will compose original music, as well as write the songs. He most recently created the music for the Disney hit Moana.

Rothfuss will be executive producer for both film and television.

The first film will be written by Lindsey Beer, who penned Transformers 5, and will be based on the first book in the trilogy, The Name of the Wind.

Fans of the book series greeted the news with enthusiasm on social media.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/miranda-kingkiller-chronicles-1.3873034?cmp=rss