Sam Raimi to Direct Kingkiller Chronicles

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is in talks to helm The Kingkiller Chronicles movie.

Variety reports Raimi is currently in negotiations with Lionsgate to take on the film adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy novels. The movie will be based on the first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, with Lindsey Beer (Transformers: The Last Knight) penning the script. A release date has not been set yet.

Alongside the theatrical film, Lionsgate is producing a TV adaptation. Last year, Showtime announced it will air the TV series, which will be set generations before the events of The Name of the Wind. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will executive produce and compose the music for the show and movie.

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