Friday, March 21, 2014

Game of Thrones May Head to Big Screen

As season four of the immensely popular television series, Game of Thrones, gets underway, author George R.R. Martin told a New York premiere audience that a larger screen may be necessary to do justice to the full series. From The Guardian:
He also hinted at the possibility of movies based on the Tales of Dunk and Egg, a trilogy of spin-off novellas set 90 years before the events on Game of Thrones in the mythical land of Westeros.
“It all depends on how long the main series runs,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know."
While it appears no deals have been made, according to The Hollywood Reporter, there are some good possibilities:
Warner Bros. would be the natural fit for a studio partner. Warners released the two films based on the long-running HBO series Sex and the City and is behind the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Entourage. The studio also knows how to market a dragon tale, with its The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug having earned nearly $1 billion worldwide.
You can see a trailer from season 4 of Game of Thrones below.



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