iwot productions and Radar Pictures have set “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” screenwriter Zack Stentz to pen a the first of a planned film trilogy adaptation of Robert Jordan’s bestselling book series “The Wheel of Time”.
The first film will be set several millennia before the time of the books, in a period known as the ‘Age of Legends’ – 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, civilization descends into chaos, and war blankets the globe. When 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 will complement the storylines soon to be seen in the big-budget “Wheel of Time” TV series which has been in the works for years at Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. The first season of that series finally wrapped production the other month and is due for release later this year.
No studio partner or distributor for the ‘Age of Legends’ picture has been named at this time. Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Ted Field and Justin Smith will produce – three of them are executive producers on the forthcoming Amazon Prime series.