Zack Stentz Will Pen First Movie in Big-Screen The Wheel of Time Trilogy

It appears that Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time is the next big franchise in the fantasy genre. Not only are Amazon Studios developing a TV series that’s supposed to debut later this year, but there is also a trilogy of  feature films coming the fans’ way. Recently, the first of three The Wheel of Time movies found its writer, as Zack Stentz has joined the project. Stentz’s credits include Thor and X-Men: First Class. He will now work on the script for Age of Legends.

“I’ve been a fan of Robert Jordan’s work for many years, and it is especially his allusions to the origins and backstory of The Wheel of Time that I have always found most intriguing. I’m excited to be bringing this era Robert Jordan conceptualized to life,” wrote Stentz in a statement (via THR).

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According to the description, “Age of Legends will be set several millennia before the time of the books and in a futuristic utopia powered by a magical force shared by men and women known as the One Power. When an unspeakable evil is unleashed upon the world and men using the One Power become insane and destroy much of the planet, a small band of women unite under the White Tower and are humanity’s last hope of survival.”

The project sees Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of iwot productions as producers. It will also involve Ted Field and Justin Smith of Radar Pictures. At the moment, there is no official release date set for The Wheel of Time trilogy.

What do you expect from the movie? Do you like Zack Stentz’s involvement? Let us know in the comment section below!

Recommended Reading: The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)

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