Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to stay busy after leaving Broadway in July. Lionsgate announced Tuesday that the Hamilton creator will be the creative producer for the studio’s film and TV series adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ fantasy book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Miranda will compose and write original songs for the project, which will simultaneously develop movies and a TV drama series which is planned to “expand on the world outside of the books.” “Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home,” the Tony-winning 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.”
Kingkiller tells the fictional story of Kvothe, a gifted magician and famous musician who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The first two entires in the series, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, were respectively released in 2007 and 2011. Tentatively called The Doors of Stone, the final book has yet to be given a release date.
Recently, Miranda co-wrote the soundtrack to Disney’s Moana, including the inspirational theme song performed by “Here” singer Alessia Cara during the closing credits. He’s also slated to co-star in Disney’s new sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, as Jack, a friend of Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins. His Hamilton mixtape, which features Chance the Rapper, The Roots, Nas, and more will be released December 2nd.