Any word from the HBO Game of Thrones TV series?

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  1. nick1689

    nick1689 Nick, Destroyer of Worlds

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    Hey guys, has anyone heard anything about the upcoming TV series of Martin's series? Is it still even happeneing? Havent heard anything about it recently so I thought I would ask

    :D
     
  2. amplexus

    amplexus Esse Quam Videri

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    If it is as slow coming as dance with dragons, you may be watching it on your new Sony Holovision System!

    hehe


    Actually, the last I heard it was to be years into the future.
     
  3. Power to the J

    Power to the J Catacomb Kid

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    Yeah they (HBO people) have been "talking about it" for years upon years...I'm actually re-reading the books because the new one is to be upon us soon!
     
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    Brahm_K Registered User

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    I believe that the script for the pilot has been written- not sure if its been submitted to HBO or not. TV shows do take a long time to make- especially ones that are going to have to be as detailed and expensive as ASoIaF.
     
  5. Werthead

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    The pilot was written and completed a few months back. GRRM was very happy with it and had very few notes or changes he wanted made. It was then submitted to HBO who are now considering it. Either they'll send it back to be rewritten or will greenlight it straight away, or they'll sit on it and ponder it and the possibly huge budget for some months to come.

    So it's all in HBO's hands now. They could announce it as a project tomorrow or they could stay silent about it for six months and either greenlight it or ditch it.
     
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    Power to the J Catacomb Kid

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    If GRRM likes it, then I do!:D Now I really want that greenlight. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. Werthead

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    Arse.

    George is currently attending the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga. A few of my cohorts from the Westeros.org board are there and asked him about the HBO series. Apparently a new problem has emerged in the shape of a King Arthur-themed series which the HBO execs are intrigued by. However, if they do the King Arthur show they won't do ASoIaF, at least not until after the Arthur show concludes.

    So if HBO announces a King Arthur series in the next few months, then ASoIaF will be out of the running for a few years at least.

    :(
     
  8. nick1689

    nick1689 Nick, Destroyer of Worlds

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    Really? Thats bad news. Hopefully itll still happen, I would love to see Westeros on the big screen.
     
  9. foolofgold

    foolofgold Time to change, Changer.

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    I love Arthur stories and wouldn't mind an HBO version of it. I'm sure they'd do a much better version than Hollywood's big screen versions of it.

    I actually like Jack Whyte's Arthur books more than I like ASOIAF.
     
  10. Werthead

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    Hope is kindled. Because the ASoIaF pilot script is completed and some work has been done on the rest of the series, it isn't affected by the imminent Hollywood Writer's Strike, which in theory could cripple Hollywood for the next few months. So if HBO wanted to proceed with new content, they can get moving on ASoIaF straight away whilst they'd have to wait months before anything could be done on the Arthur series.
     
  11. Bridie

    Bridie Something witty!

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    Hooray! Praise those striking writers! Now all we need is for HBO to start casting.
     
  12. columbob

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    Not the big screen (that's the movie theater screen), but I know what you mean. ;)
     
  13. nick1689

    nick1689 Nick, Destroyer of Worlds

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    Yeh.. I just wanted to go for the cliche anecdote :D
     
  14. mystar

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    Actually, I was talking to a friend at TOR today, the TV/mini-series deal for ASOIAF fell through. HBO decided not to take it and the production company was said to have discontinued with the option:mad: In other words, they backed out. I was truly looking forward to seeing how this would be adapted to cinema.

    It is a pretty reliable source, but like any only time will tell



    Hopefully someone else will be able to pick it up...
     
  15. Physics Knight

    Physics Knight Defender of Cononicals

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    I don't hope so. If HBO can't do it, no one should. I cannot think of a single company that could do Ice and Fire justice without covering up everything and making it mainstream. Can you image, Disney Ice and Fire? :)
     
  16. mystar

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    The problem is the breath and scope of the story line. Condensing that down into a project for the TV is not an easy task. That and the fact that there really is no demonstrable reason to the story line that woudl appeal to the masses... No hero figure..who doesn't get killed, to many random killings for no more than someone was in someones elses way...things like that. HBO kicked it out, but that doesn't mean another could take it and make it work...
     
  17. columbob

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    They could make it their next skating show, Disney on Ice and Fire. :)
     
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    nick1689 Nick, Destroyer of Worlds

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    Noo! Ah well. But wouldnt GRRM announce it on his website?
     
  19. mystar

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    I doubt it...we hardly ever see anyone post negitive news like that.

    As I said, it could be picked up by someone else.
     
  20. Rob B

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    GRRM does post when some of his licensed deals don't work out, as did Robert Jordan with the Red Eagle comics debacle.