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Sam Raimi to direct Kingkiller Chronicle film

Sam Raimi, director of Spider-Man 3. (c) 2007 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Story by Jack Foley

SAM Raimi is to direct an adaptation of one of Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Spider-Man filmmaker will develop the project with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The story will focus on Kvothe, a magically gifted young man and famous musician who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The Kingkiller book series is also being developed into a TV series, with Showtime having previously won a bidding war for the rights to do so. The series would take the form of an origin story set a generation before the events of The Name of the Wind, the first book in the series.

Since Name of the Wind was published a decade ago, a second novel has been completed as well as three novellas, which have sold more than 10 million copies.

Raimi, who is also known for Evil Dead, most recently directed 2013’s Oz: The Great and Powerful for the big screen.