Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘The Name of the Wind’ Taps Sam Raimi to Direct

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘The Name of the Wind’ Taps Sam Raimi to Direct

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle series is actually moving forward, as Variety reports the production has approached Sam Raimi to direct. Lionsgate brought Miranda onboard in 2016 to produce and score the movie, and word is they’re now bringing on Raimi to helm the project.   Raimi is fairly familiar with literary adaptations, as the last movie he directed was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, which took heavy inspiration from L. Frank Baum’s Oz series. Also, Raimi directed the original Spider-Man trilogy—the Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst ones.   Image Via Amazon   The Kingkiller …

Start Your School Year the Wizarding Way With These 6 Series!

Start Your School Year the Wizarding Way With These 6 Series!

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  It’s back to school time! Albus Dumbledore’s first day of Hogwarts! …and you’re still waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive. Don’t worry, it probably just got lost in the mail. But while you wait, why not weigh up your other options…   1. Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo    Image Courtesy of Goodreads   Frankly it is a travesty that this series, sometimes referred to as the Charlie Bone series after its main character, has not been made into a lucrative and beloved movie franchise complete with merchandise, theme parks and novelty hats. It follows Charlie …