Lionsgate has announced that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda "will be the creative producer behind an ambitious feature film and TV series adaptation of Pat Rothfuss's fantasy book trilogy the Kingkiller Chronicle," the Wrap reported. Miranda will serve as a producer and "musical mastermind," composing original music, as well as writing the songs. He also has an option to be involved in future stage adaptations of the books.
Lindsey Beer is writing the film adaptation, based on The Name of the Wind, the first book in the series. Simultaneously, a planned TV drama series will "expand on the world outside of the books," according to Lionsgate.
Erik Feig, co-president, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said, "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."
Miranda said the 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."