Anyone remember a few months ago when Lin-Manuel Miranda posted a picture of himself with epic fantasy author and past podcast guest Patrick Rothfuss? He seemed prettyy excited and happy about it, and I know I was wondering, "Why is he so excited about meeting Pat?" I mean, Pat's a great guy, and the Kingkiller Chronicles are awesome...but...
Well, now we know why! It was just announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to be the creative producer of a hugely ambitious feature film and television production of the Kingkiller Chronicles! The production will include original songs from Miranda and he will also be composing music. There is the possibility there will be a stage production of the epic fantasy series as well.
Miranda says, “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.”
We can't wait to see the resulting screen adaptations from Lionsgate!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author of fantasy where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She is a blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, a professional author publicist, and associate publisher for Ragnarok Publications. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.