Lin-Manuel Miranda might be the busiest man in show business.
The “Hamilton” creator, who just came off writing songs for “Moana” and is set to star in “Mary Poppins Returns,” just announced that he will be adapting the “Kingkiller Chronicle” trilogy into a film and TV series.
He wrote on Twitter, “THE NEWS. I just love the world of @PatrickRothfuss and I want to spend time figuring out how to share it with you. So this is happening.”
Miranda will compose original music, write songs and serve as a creative producer for the fantasy trilogy, about adventurer and musician Kvothe.
“Pat Rothfuss’ ‘Kingkiller’ books are among the most read and re-read in our home,” he told The Wrap. “It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest. Pat also writes about the act of making music more beautifully than any novelist I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to play a part in bringing this world to life onscreen.”
Miranda also has the option to be involved in stage adaptations of the books in the future.
Erik Feig, co-president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement, “Lin is an incomparable talent and a huge fan of the trilogy and, working closely with Pat, his creative oversight of the franchise will bring an incredible level of detail and continuity to all of the projects.”
It’s a big job, and Miranda is clearly a little nervous. He wrote on Twitter, “*stares at a lute for 20 minutes, sweats profusely* Okay, so we’re doing this.”