Game of Thrones is a massive success for HBO, both critically admired and commercially profitable, but so many things could have gone wrong. The showrunners might have treated the fantasy material with derision, or executives could have refused to give it the budget it deserves, or maybe Lacey Chabert was cast as Daenerys Targaryen instead of Emilia Clarke. In the 1990s, that’s who the internet wanted to play the Mother of Dragons in a possible Game of Thrones movie, according to an ancient Tripod page (last update: July 2, 2000) uncovered by r/asoiaf.
Some of the selections are much better…
Catelyn Tully Stark — Gillian Anderson/Jessica Lange
Cersei Lannister — Nicole Kidman/Madonna
Jeor Mormont — Sean Connery
… than others.
Hodor — Arnold Schwarzenegger
Robb Stark — Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Drogo — Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Not quite, though I would watch Dragons Day Camp. See the full dream-casting here.
Via the A.V. Club