George R.R. Martin Says 'Game of Thrones' Movie Possible, but You Might Not Recognize Anyone
Winter might be coming in a big way. George R. R. Martin has said there might be a Game of Thrones movie in the future! But before you start obsessing and preparing your Khaleesi costume to wear to the premiere, you might want to refocus your obsession on the imminent premiere in two weeks, as this film might not happen for a substantial amount of time.
In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Martin confirmed that a movie is being thrown around, but it might not be for a couple of years, as it's all dependent on how the series goes. Instead of a movie that serves as a postmortem to the majority of a Stark family, it would be an enormous way to wrap up something that gets even more sprawling. As he said, "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."
Those dragons would sure be pretty epic on the big screen.
But by the time we hit the end of the series and the potential movie, all of the characters we know and love could very well be gone, and new characters might have taken their place. After all, this season is looking to be the bloodiest yet, so if we've lost honorable Ned, Catelyn, and Robb Stark, who knows who we'll lose this season. To that end, we could potentially have characters we've never even met for this potential feature, as Martin also said that he has prequel books coming up that could very well make a good movie. He alluded to the fact that these characters are the direct ancestors of the characters who currently are enrapturing us.
A movie for GoT wouldn't be a far cry from what HBO has done with other successful series, like Sex and The City and the upcoming Entourage movie.
At least for now we only have to wait two weeks for the Season 4 premiere... and on the bright side, you now have a couple of years to build that costume, so make it AUTHENTIC.