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Wild Cards Optioned for Film

Great news for Wild Cards fans! We have just closed a deal with SyFy Films, a brand new joint venture of Universal Pictures and the SyFy Channel, for film and television rights to the Wild Cards series of mosaic novels and shared world anthologies.



You can read all the details in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, here:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/game-of-thrones-george-rr-martin-wild-cards-254382

The plan is to begin with a Wild Cards feature film, for theatrical release. If that's successful, more features and a television series may follow.

Melinda Snodgrass will write the screenplay. Part of the series since the very start, Melinda has been my assistant editor on most volumes of Wild Cards, and is the creator of many of the series most popular and iconic characters, including Dr. Tachyon and Double Helix. Snod will also serve as an executive producer on the film, as will I.



Further details will need to wait until we're a little further along in development, but I think I speak for all the writers in the Wild Cards Consortium, both new and old, when I say that we're jazzed. We look forward to working with Gregory Noveck and his great team at SyFy Films, and to bringing some of your favorite Wild Cards characters to the screen.

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bronxelf_ag001
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
YES.

FINALLY.

I've been waiting for this announcement for YEARS.

FINALLY.
Matthew Elmslie
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
You can put me down for a ticket right now
I am there like Jack the Bear from Delaware.
ablackmagician
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
OMG so exciting!
Jack Ashcraft
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Can't wait!
sturgeonslawyer
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Both thrilled and bummed -- in that it will take more time away from aGoT. I don't want to find out the ending on teevee!
xraytheenforcer
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
That's some excellent news. Congrats to the whole Wild Cards consortium, and special props to Melinda for the screenplay gig!
lodengarl
Oct. 28th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Excellent news, and well deserved - congratulations to all of the excellent writers and editors of the Wild Cards series, and to Melinda for the screenplay - can't wait to see it in action. Great news!
hippoiathanatoi
Oct. 28th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, indeed!

I recall back in 2005 or 2006, the then-Sci-Fi channel had optioned the material for a two hour movie or something of the sort. I'm pretty sure Melinda was writing that one as well.

I know that you can't get too far into details, but is that screenplay going to serve as the basis for this film project, or is it a brand new story in the Wild Cards setting.
aota
Oct. 28th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Man that is awesome. I love living in a time when something like this can be made and it will fantastic on the big screen.
drpaisley
Oct. 28th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
I cannot wait for the debut of "Jetboy vs. Sharktopus!"
misunderstruck
Oct. 29th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
Excellent! Congrats! Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.
cheesoid
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
That is awesome news Mr Martin. I can't wait to see Golden Boy and The Great and Powerful Turtle on screen! Is there going to be a Wildcards calender?
ammitnox
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh! So awesome. Congratulations to you all!
jpclemen
Oct. 29th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
WHO?!
SyFy? Makers of cringeworthy movies beyond compare? Could no better backer be found?

I seriously doubt those rejoicing have seen a SyFy Original Movie. Some books are better left untranslated into film than done badly.
grrm
Oct. 29th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Re: WHO?!
This is a completely different group of people from those who do the SyFy television movies. It's a whole new division, and a partnership with Universal, as I said above.
Re: WHO?! - jpclemen - Oct. 30th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC) - Expand
sephirajo
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Awesomeness!
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