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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announced as Producer and Composer for Kingkiller Chronicle!

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Fans of The Kingkiller Chronicle, rejoice! A couple of months ago we first found out that the beloved series by Patrick Rothfuss would be turned into not only a movie series, but also would have an accompanying television series and video game. Now, we’ve gotten some even more exciting news! In addition to those already planned forms of media, The Kingkiller Chronicle might also be getting a stage adaptation… and all of these are to be produced by the Hamilton writer, composer, and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda!

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The series comprises of The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and an unnamed third book which has yet to be released (or gotten a release date!). So far, adaptations of The Name of the Wind are under works, though little information has been announced by Lionsgate, who is spearheading the projects. Yet, just yesterday, they officially announced that Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda would be the creative producer behind the film and television adaptations, at least.

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Miranda has also been announced to be the “musical mastermind” behind the adaptations, as he will be composing all of the original music for the works, in addition to writing the songs. Music is a big part of the book series – its main protagonist, a boy-turned-man named Kvothe, plays the lute and performs his music in many pivotal scenes of the books. It makes perfect sense, then, that already acclaimed musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda would tackle the wonderful world of The Kingkiller Chronicle. In a statement, Co-President of Lionsgate Erik Feig said that “the best way to service Pat Rothfuss’ unique and ambitious view was to invent a new way of adapting it with Lionsgate’s film and television teams working side-by-side, which meant that only a multi-hyphenate talent like Lin-Manuel Miranda could do the job.” And we agree!

According to Feig, “Lin is an incomparable talent and a huge fan of the trilogy and, working closely with Pat, his creative oversight of the franchise will bring an incredible level of detail and continuity to all of the projects.” Given the extensiveness of the music and lore within the book, tackling its composition will be no easy task, but there’s no better man to do it than Miranda!

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So what did Lin-Manuel have to say about all of this? “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.” Well said, Lin-Manuel, well said. We can’t wait to see those worlds come to life!

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