In a blog post earlier today, novelist Patrick Rothfuss revealed that he has been courted by a wide number of movie studios after the rights to the property reverted back to him just before this year's San Diego Comic-Con. His ongoing fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles has been a pretty significant success in the literary world and Hollywood thinks Rothfuss might hold the key to the next big thing in movies. However, the author apparently was hesitant to accept any of the deals until he talked with Lionsgate. Lionsgate offered him a deal for not only movies based on his books, but also a television series and a game.
What exactly does Lionsgate have to do with video game development? Not much, though they did invest in Telltale Games earlier this year. Nothing official has been announced other than the studio and Rothfuss are working together to get some projects off the ground, but it is highly likely that we could be seeing an adaptation of Name of the Wind or a different story set in the Kingkiller universe coming out of Telltale sometime down the road, which is a highly exciting prospect to anyone who has read Rothfuss' work.