'Kingkiller Chronicle' Finds Its Writer (Exclusive)

Lindsey Beer-P 2016
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Lionsgate is adapting Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy trilogy.

Lindsey Beer, one of the writers who is working on Transformers 5, has been tapped to adapt the first book of Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle for Lionsgate.

Robert Lawrence, whose credits include 1995 classic Clueless as well as the Robert Redford-James Gandolfini drama The Last Castle, is producing.

Lionsgate has a multi-pronged plan on adapting the epic fantasy book and simultaneous developing movies, television series and video games.

Kingkiller chronicles the life and times of Kvothe, a magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The first book, The Name of the Wind, was published in 2007 and since then, a second novel as well as three novellas have sold more that 10 million copies.

Beer is emerging not only as a rising writer, but with a focus on geek-oriented material she also is a rare female voice in what is normally a male-dominated field. On top of working on Transformers, for example, she also wrote drafts of Legendary’s Pacific Rim 2.

Beer is currently writing the Barbie movie for Sony and producers Walter Parkes and Amy Pascal, and Paramount is moving forward with her reimagining of the acclaimed children’s novel The Little Princess, which Platinum Dunes is producing. 

Beer is repped by WME and Gang Tyre.