Lionsgate has bought the rights to fantasy book series Kingkiller Chronicles

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Michael Boccher

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All you fantasy novel readers and fans of The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, listen up. Lionsgate has bought the rights to the series and will be developing a simultaneous release with Rothfuss of movies, TV series and video games.

In the series, we follow the story of Kvothe for those who are not familiar with the two books; The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Kvothe is a wizard who is accused of killing a king and, as a result, goes into hiding by changing his name to Kote and taking over an Inn in the land of Newarre. The first two books are extremely intriguing and possess the fantasy setting that fans of the genre enjoy with wizards and magic.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter and Lionsgate will also assist in the release of the third book. There is no official title for the novel yet but The Doors of Stone has been rumored to be the project name for now.

The possibilities for video games based on the novels are endless and will best be served as an RPG. Between wizards, fighters, traveling performers and more, The Kingkiller Chronicles has all the works in the first two books alone for a video game and that’s before the final book is even released. We still don’t have a release date for now, but book one was released in 07′ with book two hitting the shelves in 11′. Based on that timeline and this recent deal, we should hear news on the the final book soon, most likely by mid next year with a launch.

Are you fans of the series? Let us know what you think.

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