George R.R. Martin Says 'Game of Thrones' Movies Are a Possibility
Since the spectacular adaptation of "Game of Thrones" is a TV series on HBO, we don't cover any of that jazz over here. However, when, the fantasy book series author mentions the prospect of expanding into feature film territory, that's when our ears perk up. Recently, co-showrunners David Benioff & Dan Weiss indicated that the HBO series will likely last seven or eight seasons, and since the fourth season is just not getting into swing next month, there's a few years of TV time for the show left. But when author George R.R. Martin was asked about the prospect of a feature film, he wasn't opposed, and even had some ideas.
Prompted about the potential for "Game of Thrones" to hit the big screen, he told THR:
"It all depends on how long the main series runs 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."
Since HBO has the adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series covered, Martin says there are other possibilities for seeing the land of Westeros in theaters. For example, Martin has a series of three novellas that act as prequels to what audiences are seeing on HBO right now. They're called Tales of Dunk and Egg following a whole different group of characters, with the timeline reaching back to about 90 years before the TV series. Martin says, "They could be the basis for [a film]. I have written these three stories, and I have about a dozen more." Those characters have ancestral ties to the current characters, but Martin didn't give away any details. Either way, for now it's just a mere thought, but if a "Game of Thrones" movie ever actually solidifies, we'll let you know. Thoughts?