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Kingkiller Chronicle Novels To Be Adapted By Sam Raimi?

The best-selling fantasy novel series; The Kingkiller Chronicle, by critically-acclaimed author; Patrick Rothfuss, is getting the book-to-screen treatment.

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According to a report by Variety, it looks like The Kingkiller Chronicle series will be in safe hands. Veteran director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead) is “in-talks” with Lionsgate, to helm the first movie…

 

The Name of the Wind

The first instalment of the epic fantasy series is titled; The Name of the Wind, and follows the journey of legendary figure, Kvothe.

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Here’s the synopsis:

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 travelling 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.

 

The Wise Man’s Fear

Being an avid book reader myself, I know that an adaptation of a beloved literary series can be both exciting; as well as nerve-racking.

I myself, am always keen to see a novel get the adaptation treatment. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it all-too-often where a studio rushes into producing their next big thing, only to realise that the budget they have, and the “talent” they have hired are less than capable of paying true respect to the source material.

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The first few series in the critically-acclaimed HBO series; Game of Thrones – an adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s magnificent A Song of Ice and Fire series – were truly spectacular, and very loyal to the source material. But, since having ‘overtaken’ the novels, I feel the series has meandered (since Season 5); trying to find a true direction. It is still a very good series overall though.

Another example of why adaptations can be a bad thing, is when the studio tries to convince it’s audience that their upcoming adaptation will be extremely loyal and please the fans. By biting of more-than-they-could-chew, Sony did this very thing with the recent disappointing adaptation of Stephen King‘s magnum opus; The Dark Tower.

 

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Being a true ‘Tower junkie’, and having extremely high regard for King‘s Dark Tower series, I had a deep hope that the movie would prove the nagging voice in the back of my head wrong. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Although I didn’t hate The Dark Tower movie, it certainly wasn’t what it should have been. Let’s hope the TV series ‘reboot’ fixes what came before.

I also hope that; should Raimi get the directorial duties for The Name of the Wind, both he and Lionsgate do the novels and fans proud.

 

A Slow Regard of… Unlimited Possibilities

From the time of writing this article, through to the release of the movie and also television adaptation, one thing is for certain… Time will go slow.

Fingers-crossed that the powers-that-be, do the written word of Patrick Rothfuss justice.

This news might help quench the thirst fans have for the eagerly awaited instalment in The Kingkiller Chronicle saga… The Doors of Stone – which is yet to receive an expected release date.

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Are you excited to see Kvothe and the Four Corners of Civilization on the big-screen? Or would you rather infamous musician/assassin remained in the imaginations of dedicated readers such as yourself?

Let me know in the comments below.

 

Stick with GoneFullGeek, and we will keep you up-to-date on any news related to The Kingkiller Chronicle adaptations.

 

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Source: Variety