– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to TheWrap, director Sam Raimi is in talks to helm the film adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle novels from author Patrick Rothfuss. More specifically, the film in question is set to be an adaptation of the first novel, The Name of the Wind, which was published back in 2007.

You may have heard about the upcoming television series The Kingkiller Chronicle, and while the film and TV projects are being developed in conjunction, Raimi is in talks to helm the first film, not an episode of the TV series.

RELATED – Kingkiller Chronicle Lands At Showtime

Rothfuss and Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes, of Hamilton fame) are set to produce both a film and TV series, and when last we heard, the TV show had landed over at Showtime. The showtime is set to follow two wandering performers who are traveling through the world of Temerant. It is a “subversive” origin story that takes place a generation before The Name of the Wind.

The synopsis for the book on which the upcoming film is based is below:

“This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. “

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.