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Is Brandon Sanderson Writing The Mistborn Screenplay?

Brandon Sanderson may currently be a titan in the fantasy novel world, but none of his stories have managed to make it to the big or small screen. Yet. It’s honestly only a matter of time before that happens. Between Stormlight Archive and his standalones, I’d be surprised if, in ten years, we didn’t see at least one of his stories adapted. And that’s not even mentioning his contribution to the completion of The Wheel of Time, which is currently getting the Amazon treatment. However, if there is one of his stories that is perfectly suited for the big screen, it is Mistborn.

Mistborn is probably the series he’s best known for. Currently, it spans six novels — set between two separate eras — and is the perfect fit for a trilogy of movies. The stories in this series are fairly straightforward and well-suited to a visual medium, and fans have been eager to see what Hollywood would do with it.

But, as it turns out, we may have a reliable writer already chipping away at the task. Booktuber Catherine Reads recently took to Twitter to state the following:






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Sorry, state is a strong word. Clearly, I meant yell. In a couple of follow-up tweets, she goes on to clarify that he said that in one of his lectures. For those who don’t know, every year, Sanderson teaches a creative writing class at BYU, and these videos make it up onto his YouTube channel. According to Catherine, Sanderson stated he was working on Mistborn in his World Building episode.

At this time, that episode has yet to make it onto YouTube, so I can only imagine that Catherine was in attendance during the lecture. It’s hard to say at this point. As such, continue to take this with a grain of salt until we get our eyes on the lecture.

That being said, this is great news. Sanderson may be an author by trade, but if you’ve listened to any of his interviews or lectures, you know he has a great understanding of story. More than any other author I’ve read, he seems to very much grasp things at a Hollywood level. This makes his novels very accessible and, I could imagine, would make his screenplays pretty solid.

So, what do you think? Are you happy to hear that Mistborn could be getting an adaptation from Sanderson himself? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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