I hope George RR Martin understands how desperate Hollywood is for new ideas and proven properties, because he’s going to be getting a lot of phone calls this week. The Game of Thrones author recently raised the possibility of finishing off the HBO adaptation of his series with a feature film. You see that white cloud forming? Somewhere, 10 execs just choked on their cocaine.
“It all depends on how long the main series runs,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday following the season-four premiere of the hit HBO series in New York. “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.”
A movie about huge dragons? Mother of God, man, do you know how much Hollywood likes making movies about big dragons?? They like them so much they turned the Transformers into them. Why, they only thing producers like more than dragon movies is…
The best-selling author said another big-screen possibility being considered is one based on Tales of Dunk and Egg, a series of three prequel novellas Martin penned that revolve around a group of characters, including Ser Duncan the Tall, who lived in the mythical Westeros 90 years before the events depicted in A Song of Ice and Fire.
“They could be the basis for [a film],” Martin added at the post-premiere bash held at the Museum of Natural History, where a suspended giant whale cast a shadow over the crowd not unlike one of Martin’s dragons. “I have written these three stories, and I have about a dozen more.” [THR]
A DRAGON-BASED ORIGIN STORY?! (*breathes into paper bag*) Screw this, I’m getting the hell out of here before he accidentally says “gritty” and someone has to give Lorenzo Di Bonaventura mouth to mouth. He tastes like martinis and soppressata.