I’m about a month late on this news, but this was the first time I read about it. I was on vacation about the time this story came out.
Apparently, Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to make a film adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy Wheel of Time series. The first film in the series will begin with the first novel The Eye of the World.
Robert Jordan passed away at age 58 before he was able to conclude the series. Fellow fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson will be writing the conclusion based on notes and tapes left behind by Jordan. Publication of the final novel is slated for fall of 2009.
Read the story at ComingSoon.net.