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The Kingkiller Chronicles Finds Its Writer

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On 27/10/2017 at 8:21 AM, AncalagonTheBlack said:

So a bit more like the new Potterverse films?

It seems an odd choice given how little time the books have spent (so far) on his parents. Although I guess the structure of the books makes it impossible to describe them outside of Kvothe's knowledge of them.

On the other hand it does give them the freedom to do what they like. It's just a really strange move to spend money on the rights for something and then do something entirely different. I'd have thought the point of adapting a book was partly because the story already has an audience and has been tested.

Now if the Dark Tower were to reveal that the show is new material based around Roland's teenage years to the fall of Gilead - I'd be very happy.

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On the other hand it does give them the freedom to do what they like. It's just a really strange move to spend money on the rights for something and then do something entirely different. I'd have thought the point of adapting a book was partly because the story already has an audience and has been tested.

Now if the Dark Tower were to reveal that the show is new material based around Roland's teenage years to the fall of Gilead - I'd be very happy.


 

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/lin-manuel-miranda-kingkiller-chronicles-patrick-rothfuss.html

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Adapting The Kingkiller Chronicles, How It Inspired Moana, and the Lady Lackless Song He Wrote

Yeah, I agree, but it looks like there is some good news after all. They are doing the books as movies. I'm very glad. They are sort of following the Dark Tower model, but it's just the opposite to the Dark Tower with me. I'm a lot more interested in seeing these books as movies than I am in a back story in the world. 

I'm also thrilled that Lin-Manuel Miranda is behind it all. I've never sampled his work, but I know of him by reputation and through the media. It's clear he's a hugely talented guy who knows music, and it helps that he is a fan of the books.

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47 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

Raimi made Legend of the Seeker.

He produced it but he was very hands-off in the making of the show. His directing chops (on TV and in film) are much more impressive (okay, excepting Spider-Man 3).

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One does wonder considering how very long all of this is taking whether the moment for such genre to screen has peaked?  Anyway, the trilogy isn't finished and one knows how that works out, going from print to screen. 

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1 hour ago, Werthead said:

He produced it but he was very hands-off in the making of the show. His directing chops (on TV and in film) are much more impressive (okay, excepting Spider-Man 3).

Yeah but it's all I think when I here Raimi and fantasy mentioned together. Also, I do like his work, mostly, but he seems like a bad fit for this.

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I don't know if he is bad fit for this, but certainly an amusing one. People keep mentioning the Spider-Man films, but lets not forget the classics, such The Evil Dead film series, and his involvement with Xena Warrior Princess

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3 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

Yeah, i dunno, I don't see this as a humorous over the top cheese fest the way Xena was. (And I mean that as a compliment).

Maybe Rothfuss can play  himself Kvothe.

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35 minutes ago, Triskele said:

But didn't Raimi get kind of adored for doing the first Spiderman?  

He's a very well respected director yeah. But tell me, did Spiderman strike you as having the same tone as NotW?

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4 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

He's a very well respected director yeah. But tell me, did Spiderman strike you as having the same tone as NotW?

Not at all, no.  Just was thinking out loud that he wasn't exactly Uwe Boll, but I'd forgotten about Raimi doing Seeker.*

 

*Raimi really did Seeker?!?!

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Triskele said:

Not at all, no.  Just was thinking out loud that he wasn't exactly Uwe Boll, but I'd forgotten about Raimi doing Seeker.*

 

*Raimi really did Seeker?!?!

 

 

He was involved yeah,  not sure much. That is a dark, dark abyss I do not want to stare into. :P 

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2 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

He's a very well respected director yeah. But tell me, did Spiderman strike you as having the same tone as NotW?

Did Peter Jackson's early horror comedies strike you as having the same tone as LOTR?  Don't typecast Sam Raimi's  film genres... A good director can make several types of films 

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