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Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

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Well, okay, maybe not "soon."

But eventually... we hope... (fingers crossed).

The good folks at Mike the Pike productions are developing my werewolf novella, "The Skin Trade," into what we all hope will be a major motion picture. These things do take time, of course, and we're still a long way from the cameras rolling... but Mike the Pike has commissioned this nifty poster as a promotional sales tool, and I thought I'd share it.



Now all we need is a movie to go with our poster.

You can find out more about Mike the Pike at their website: http://www.mikethepikefilms.com/

On other fronts, I am writing on DANCE WITH DRAGONS, writing on episode eight of the HBO series, waiting for three more rewrites to come in on FORT FREAK, looking at some spectacular art by John Picacio, and spending my spare time with Varys, Littlefinger, the Old Bear, Jory Cassel, Septa Mordane, Bronn, and some other old friends. Need more hours in the day, please.

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mrcereoftorn
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Development hell
Good luck Mr. Martin. I hope Mike the Pike can navigate the minefield of Hollywood development. I know you know more about that than I do but it seems such a daunting task to get through the studio system. I bet having HBO working on a property helps convince studios and decision makers though.
nparisi
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Spectacular art by John Picacio? Does John create any other kind?
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Saw the Skin Trade news posted in Variety. Very cool. Rather like that promotional image.

I wonder if Tywin or Renly are among the old friends...
long_stand
Apr. 28th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
ummm its been a while for me, but aren't a couple of those old friends dead?? Jory, the Old Bear....
gilthans
Apr. 28th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
There are dead people in the list... but they aren't dead on HBO yet :)
My guess: auditions!
simplyericjames
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
No, not really
I'm sure he was referencing the Game of Thrones Episode 8 script that he's writing.
userj
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
most likely GRRM is referring to the script for the HBO adaptation of aGoT that he is writing. Which, apparently will include the listed characters!
spreadpanic
Apr. 28th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
They are not dead....
In a Game of Thrones. Mr. Martin mentioned in his post that he was working on the HBO series. Were you one of the people who saw the Dance cover a few months ago and assumed the book was finished? LOL
patrick_tully
Apr. 28th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I thought it referred to the episode script. The news sites have decided he meant casting videos since they didn't think all of those characters would appear in the script.
werthead
Apr. 28th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm going to take a wild guess that GRRM is either reading the latest scripts for the TV series featuring those characters or watching audition tapes of the actors trying out for those roles ;-)
not_yer_bitch
Apr. 28th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Hooray!!!
This is great news!!!! I hope they can get some major talent for this film, Ray Liotta or Joe Pesci!!!!
sephen
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
This is fantastic news. Your short stories/novellas are amazing and Skin Trade certainly ranks up there!

Also, I'm glad you're working on DANCE but even gladder about FORT FREAK! I really wonder what the card trick it's named after will be...
lefox
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Ooh, The Skin Trade was one of my favorite novellas. I'd love to see it published - it appeals to both my love of crime mysteries and my love of supernatural horror. Best of luck!
eekoop
Apr. 28th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
long stand I was pondering that too .... hmmmmmmm.....
leilijon
Apr. 28th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
Good luck! I hope the movie works out.

"Need more hours in the day, please."

Baha. Don't we all.
thebesttruth
Apr. 28th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Since there seems to be a lack, I must post my congratulations! Most exciting news!
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 28th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
That's excellent news. Congratulations.
syrensix
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
That is a nifty poster. I have not read 'The Skin Trade', i'll have to check it out.
The amount of stuff on your plate in any gien day is amazing. I'm impressed at how you manage it all.
mez2112
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Nice
Thanks for the update, I just checked my British version of Dream Songs (which I have not read yet) and seen that story is in there. I look forward to reading it.

Best wish on your busy schedule.

BTW that poster reminds me of the awesome game called the Witcher (no not identical, just reminds me of each other) Tis a good thing.

Link is to the Witcher gamer poster - http://brutalgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/the_witcher.jpg
fargslap
Apr. 28th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice
I loved The Skin Trade when i read the second volume of Dreamsongs. The poster also reminded me of The Witcher. Keep up the good work GRRM and congrats!
everest
Apr. 28th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Skin Trade is a great story - and I LOVE all the meanings implicit in the title. That's one of those where you know you hit a home run, when the title says everything about the story it possible could. Looking forward to it.
not_yer_bitch
Apr. 28th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
And, another thing! ^_^
regarding the post before, I'm glad to see that Valyrian Resin is having another miniature sale - thanks for passing along the information!!! I was excited to read about the sale they were having earlier in the month, but sad that I couldnot buy a daneris figure then b/c I had no money!! :( :(

Paying stupid child support makes me sad, but now I can afford it!!!
So I'm glad they are having *another* miniature sale! Thanks Mr. George RR! ^_^ (btw, what does RR stand far?)
lampster65
Apr. 28th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
They're Roll Over Minutes, they're just as good as new ones!
If I could donate some of my minutes, I would. But sadly, I'm fresh out of them myself.

Can't recall the plot of Skin Trade, so I'm guessing I haven't read it yet. Is it in a stand alone volume? Or part of an anthology?
werthead
Apr. 28th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: They're Roll Over Minutes, they're just as good as new ones!
THE SKIN TRADE is a novella about a PI investigating werewolves (IIRC, it's been a few years since I read it). You can find it in the DREAMSONGS anthology. In the two-volume version of the book, it's in the second one.
moose_punter
Apr. 28th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Like real writing, or going back and re-writing what you have already written? I'm aware there's always some cross-over between the two, but a person usually does one more than another.

I don't even know why I ask at this point.
skyplatoon
Apr. 28th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Would really love it even more if i had a copy of Dance in my hand. All this time away from your world has made me realize why Gene Wolfe is still my favorite writer........

Love your books.
targaryenesque
Apr. 28th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
"In the Lost Lands" was a lovely, nasty little werewolf story.
Too bad there were no more Gray Alys stories. When you figure out that more hours in the day thing, you can write some more stories for her too, she's a great character.
macroniche
Apr. 28th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
how do you know
the first question that came to mind was, "how do you know that your episode script matches the style of all the other scripts being written for the series?" especially for the first season of a series when the style itself is being discovered. surely you can't read drafts of all the other scripts by the other writers-they are being written in parallel, no? Just curious about how the process works.
valonqar
Apr. 29th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Such a pleasure to read that you are busy.
Even though I have not read the Skin Trade...yet

Thank you

just another fan ;-)
stevewood
Apr. 29th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
I wish I could give you some of my hours. It's great to see you excited again about Dance...please just have fun with it because then when we read it we will have fun too.
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