George R R Martin reveals Game Of Thrones film talks

News Simon Brew
20 Mar 2014 - 07:01

There's some time to go yet, but George R R Martin wants Game Of Thrones to end with a movie...

If you've ever sat through the extremely lengthy end credits to an episode of Game Of Thrones, it's a further factor in confirming the cinematic undertones to HBO's show. They go on forever. Almost as long as some of the nookie scenes.

Anyway: season four of Game Of Thrones is but weeks away now, and the author of the books it's based on, George R R Martin, has been chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about the show. And in the course of doing that, he's revealed that discussions have begun with HBO about ending the show with a feature film.

Martin has seven books planned for Game Of Thrones in all, of which five so far have been published. And at the premiere for Game Of Thrones season 4 in New York overnight, Martin admitted that the film is a possibility now. "It all depends on how long the main series runs", he said. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for ten? 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".

The prospect of at least one film is now being "actively discussed", the report says.

There's a precedent for a HBO show crossing to the big screen, with Sex And The City resulting in two expensive and not very good hit movies. But this is clearly early days for chat of a Game Of Thrones movie, and we'd imagine there's a good two or three more series of the TV show to come yet. We will, of course, keep you posted.

Rest assured that when we do update you, we shall be half naked and slaughtering someone with a sword.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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