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Sam Raimi To Direct Lin-Manuel Miranda's The Kingkiller Chronicle Movie

Sam Raimi is about to bring another fantastical world to life.

According to Variety, the director of The Evil Dead and the Spider-Man trilogy is in talks to direct a feature film based on Pat Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle book series.

Back in 2016, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up with Rothfuss to serve as a creative producer on potential movie and TV adaptations of the books, which are about Kvothe, a magical and gifted young man and a famous musician who becomes the most notorious wizard in the history of the world.

Lindsey Beer (Transformers: The Last Knight) will adapt the first book in the series, 2007's The Name of the Wind, into a movie. Since that novel was released a decade ago, a second book and three novellas have been added to the series, which has sold more than 10 million copies.

A few months back, Showtime won a bidding war for the rights to a TV series, which would be an origin story set a generation before The Name of the Wind.

Raimi most recently directed 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful and produced the Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead.