Name of the Wind - film coming?

Brian G Turner

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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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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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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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blah - flags. So many flags.
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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I'm right in the middle of the first novel, so would look forward to seeing it as a movie or tv series.
 

juelz4sure

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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!!!
 

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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 :)
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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