Part of the hype surrounding the release of The Lies of Locke Lamora back in 2006 was that the film rights had been acquired very early on by a major studio. Variety reported in February 2006 that Warner Bros. Pictures had bought the film rights to Scott Lynch’s epic sequence for Michael de Luca and Julie Yorn to produce. It was later announced that Kevin and Dan Hageman were writing the screenplay. In August 2009, Scott Lynch stated on Twitter that “there has been no real movement on that front in some time. Alas. But it may yet have its day…” The film rights lapsed some time after.
In 2012, the Gollancz catalog stated that the first book of the series had been “optioned for television.” In May 2014, writer Ryan Condal was reported to have said at an event in Santa Fe that he is working on a pilot script for a TV series based on the novel. When asked about the rumor, Scott Lynch wrote “I can neither confirm nor deny the denial or confirmation of anything potentially requiring denial or confirmation.”