Patrick Rothfuss is one of the great fantasty fiction success stories of the last decade thanks to his still-uncompleted trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. The first volume in the series, The Name of the Wind, arrived in 2007, followed by the even-more-successful The Wise Man's Fear in 2011. The third book in the series, titled The Doors of Stone for the moment, will hopefully arrive next year and will likely take Rothfuss to even greater heights of success.
The books tell the story of Kvothe, a young orphan who finds himself endowed with numerous magical and musical gifts and eventually decides to attend The University of his nation to enhance his abilities. While there, he learns much, falls in love, and gains prestige, all the while transforming into something dangerous that the trilogy of novels still has not fully revealed.
Rothfuss' books have achieved massive acclaim from fantasy fans, and the series has even been optioned as a TV series by 20th Century Fox, but now that deal has lapsed, leaving the project fair game for everyone from Warner Bros. to Universal to Lionsgate to take a shot at buying the new option.
There's no word yet on who might win the series, but it's clearly one of Comic-Con's hottest properties, making it only a matter of time before we have a shot at seeing this project on the big screen.