George RR Martin Wants Game Of Thrones To End With A $100 Million Movie
The Game of Thrones author has recently announced the possibility of finishing off the HBO adaptation of his series with a feature film. Studio executives across Hollywood are most likely going crazy at the opportunity!
“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.”
His hopes are to make a huge movie about even bigger dragons! But, this would not be George RR Martin’s first attempt to hitting the big screen. He is currently in the works of producing a prequel to the “Game of Thrones” saga.
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]
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