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Offline Morslok

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A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV show
« on: February 23, 2007, 08:05:37 am »
Couldn't help but notice nobody else mentioned this, but George R. R. Martin's awesome A Song of Ice and Fire novel series had been optioned by HBO to be made into a TV series. http://grrm.livejournal.com/11326.html

I'm pretty excited, I think it definately has potential, even if there's hardly any chance of it being made within the next 2 or three years.  George has stated in the past he wouldn't be against the idea of his books being made into movies, with the stipulation that in order to do it correctly, they would have to split each book into 3 movies like they did with LotR.  While that seems excessive (especially since there will possibly be eight books in the series, and possibly more if he splits more up like he did with A Feast for Crows) he justifies it by saying that each of his books is about as long as Lord of the Rings is. 

This may be an excellent middle ground, people will get to see the series made visual, and it can be as long as GRRM wants it to be (or as long as HBO will allow him to make it).

Any thoughts or gripes?

Edit:  I just noticed GRRM's news page, too: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/news.html  12 hours per book...  SWEET.
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Offline PHI-1618

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV show
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 11:57:03 am »
They also optioned Preacher, the comic series. Whether they'll actually do anything with either is questionable, though I could see either making a really good show given the proper staff and crew.