DMG Entertainment has bought the film rights to Brandon Sanderson’s bestselling world of Cosmere. The world of Cosmere is independent from Earth with its own set of galaxies, planets, and solar systems. The universe also includes three realms: Physical, Cognitive, and Spiritual. Physical is the world the characters are on where Cognitive is thought of as a potential way to travel, and Spiritual which is assumed to be an afterlife. If you think this is vast, the universe also involves the Shattering of Adonalsium and the Shards leftover that gave sixteen people godhood. Sanderson has a complicated universe that is authentic and layered.
His Cosmere novels include the Stormlight Archive series, Mistborn series, several novellas, a graphic novel series, White Sand, and standalone novels, Warbreaker and Elantris. His novels tend to follow a hard magic system where the magic has defined rules and logic. Each world has limitations and parameters that must be followed. So where Mistborn Allomancers ingest metals for their powers, they have limits to their magic. Hard magic has a clear set of rules established to the point where magic feels like a character. Soft magic systems often have magic messing with people’s lives, but it’s not a deus ex machina. The magic doesn’t fix the problem, the people do. The laws are left out so the magic can change as the story progresses.
Sanderson’s universe shares similarities with Marvel: connecting their films and creating several stories that can stand on their own, but when watched together, enhances the viewing. It’s added fun for fans to decipher jokes and characters that point to the other films. The novella, The Emperor’s Soul takes place on Elantis from his first novel, Elantris, but the region is different and can be read without reading the novel first.
DMG is currently developing the first Stormlight Archive novel with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan on board to write the script, and Joshua Blimes and Brandon Sanderson as executive producers. The first Mistborn novel is eyed for production, but no further information has yet to be released.
The Way of Kings, the first book in the Stormlight Archive, follows several perspectives, including Szeth, a man exiled by his people with various masters and a new mission to kill the king of the most powerful nations, Dalinar the Highprince, Kaladin who is a darkeye peasant filled with hatred, and Shallan a lighteye man who intends to save his land.
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