Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce fantasy Kingkiller Chronicles

The Kingkiller Chronicles are getting the movie treatment

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With his Broadway musical Hamilton still going strong (and a West End version on the way), his turn as a songwriter for Disney’s Moana and acting as host for SNL, Lin-Manuel Miranda is having a great couple of months.

It looks like the multi-award-winning actor, composer, rapper and playwright might soon be finding himself busier still, as he’s just partnered up with Patrick Rothfuss and Lionsgate to work as a creative producer on some adaptions of Rothfuss’ best-selling book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicles.

The Kingkiller Chronicles is a heroic fantasy series that tells the tale of Kvothe, a magician/musician who ends up growing into the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen.

“Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home,” Miranda said in a statement. “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.”

According to THR, Lionsgate is planning on adapting the books into movies, followed by a premium quality TV series. The series is set to expand the Kingkiller Chronicles‘ world outside of the books.

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