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Sam Raimi is stepping into the world of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
The filmmaker is in negotiations to direct a feature film for Lionsgate based on Pat Rothfuss‘ Kingkiller books, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
In 2016, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda partnered with Rothfuss to serve as creative producer on film and television adaptations of the books, which center on Kvothe, a magically gifted young man and famous musician who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
Transformers: The Last Knight writer Lindsey Beer was previously tapped to adapt the first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, for film. Since Name of the Wind was published a decade ago, a second novel as well as three novellas have been added to the series, which has sold more than 10 million copies.
In October, Showtime won a bidding war for the rights to a TV series, which would be an origin story set a generation before the events of Name of the Wind.
Raimi, known for Evil Dead and the original Spider-Man trilogy, most recently directed 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful for the big screen and produced Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead and the 2016 horror hit Don’t Breathe.
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