Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles Being Adapted into Video Games

     Well, actually the Rothfuss and Lionsgate deal will be a multi-platform deal- encompassing adaptations into movies, video games, and television shows.  I recall hearing about this quite a while back, and it was apparently being discussed way back in July of 2013.

     The story of Kvothe as a man that cannot live up to his legend any longer in the world of Temerant.  If you've ever been a fan of fantasy books, and would like what can only be called a writer's writer of fantasy, Rothfuss' 2007 debut book The Name of the Wind is a must read.  The second book in the trilogy, The Wise Man's Fear, is every bit as amazing a follow up as it could possibly have been.  And as we wait for the final installment of the series (Doors of Stone), there are 3 novellas to keep readers going.  The Slow Regard of Silent Things in particular should be read by anyone invested in the series as I feel it is the linchpin of the Kingkiller Chronicles, or at least the key to unlocking this "thrice-locked chest" of a trilogy.

     “Honestly, I've never been very interested in a straight-up movie deal, but Lionsgate was willing to work out something different, a multiplatform deal where they develop the films, TV series, and games simultaneously. That will give us the screen time to develop the characters and show off the world. What's more, through this whole process, they've treated me with amazing respect. I never thought a studio would approach me as a creative partner who understands how stories work." - Patrick Rothfuss
     Lionsgate President of Interactive Adventures & Games, Peter Levin, is going to head the production of the Kingkiller Chronicles videogame adaptation.  Levin was behind the John Wick videogame that was published by Starbreeze Studios, noted for fan-loved games The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, and Payday 2.

   There aren't many details yet about this, but I'll be posting as I hear them.  In addition, on the chance that Rothfuss announces the date of the Doors of Stone at Nerdcon, I'll be reporting that instantly as I'll be in attendance next Friday.

     Source [ The Hollywood Reporter ] via [ GameInformer ]

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