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The Name of My Excitement: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teaming With Patrick Rothfuss to Develop ‘Kingkiller’ Movie, TV Show, More

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It’s a dream team made in heaven.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that he’s joining forces with another creative titan: Patrick Rothfuss. Together they’ll be developing a film and television adaptation of Rothfuss’ wildly popular “Kingkiller Chronicles” series of books. Honestly, I don’t know that the world could have asked for an even better duo to take on such an ambitious project, but here we are.

Previously, Miranda tweeted about being a fan of Rothfuss’ work, tweeting way back in April about how one of his own songs was an attempt to capture the vibe he got from a specific section of The Name of the Wind, the first book in the Kingkiller series.

Again: just seems like a match meant to be, don’t you think?

Miranda seems like the perfect person for this project, especially given his own reputation for being something of an incredibly talented man himself. His skill and showmanship certainly parallel that of Kvothe, the main character of the novels, so much so that if I had to say anybody ever embodied the character, I’d imagine it’d be Miranda. Obviously this doesn’t mean he’ll be in the movie or TV show, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Lionsgate, the group behind the project, felt the same, as Erik Feig, Co-President, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement:

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. 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.

There are no words or names or anything to describe how exciting this announcement is. It was enough to know that something Kingkiller-based was being developed somewhere by Lionsgate, but to find out that Lin-Manuel freaking Miranda will be behind it is nothing short of damned exhilarating.

(via The Wrap)

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