Name of the Wind - film coming?

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  1. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    I'm sure I saw mention of a public bidding war, held at Comic Con 2015, for the film rights to Pat Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles - however, I can only find this at the moment:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/comic-con-name-wind-novel-807447

    IIRC, studios are looking to see what happens after the third book in the trilogy is published before committing? However, am happy to be corrected - and updated - with what actually happened.
     
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  3. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    I hope that he can finish a book now...

    But I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of this. So good to see this type of thing being picked up with some serious budget behind it.
     
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    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    I love Pat's blog piece talking about how he was all set to walk away from this. :)
     
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    I have a bad feeling about this. I just don't see how it can be translated into a movie very well, unless it is shot in a very autobiographical way. If they do some typical fantasy spin on it, because its just a series of events rather than having a main plot.
     
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    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Actually, I think it could work well (although the length makes me twitch.) at its core, it's the story of one person. If they cut the padding out, I could be very entranced in a movie - then the tv show can do all the padding. (Can I be shallow and say Bast with no shirt on, and I'm hooked.:D)
     
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    Says someone who doesn't like fantasy that much...:whistle:
     
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    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    I know. Imagine if he'd been a space pilot. There'd be no end to it. ;)
     
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    I'm right in the middle of the first novel, so would look forward to seeing it as a movie or tv series.
     
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    I hope the next book comes out before the first film, lol. In a serious I can't wait I hope they do a really good job making it!!!
     
  13. thomas sweetman

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    Loved name of the wind. Had to put the second Installment down a couple of times in slow frustration. Saw it through an love the guy
     
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    I just looked at IMDB tonight. There is a post saying lionsgate is making a movie, tv series, and video game out of it. All three of these things worry me. I am eager, though, to hope for the best and go into the theatre with dewy eyes as this is by far my favorite book series.
     
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    Maybe he can pull a GRRM and let the film finish his story for him. I am ducking now :)
     
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    You better duck. *throws an empty water bottle at your head* Its only working for Georgie because he already pulled people who read the books in with the show by following the books pretty closely.
     
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    My understanding is that it will be a TV show with a feature length pilot released in the cinema. I'm optimistic frankly, I just hope part 3 is published before the film hits theatres as I don't want my mind's eye prejudiced by someone else's interpretation.
     
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