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The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER has broken the story, so I'm now free to comment on a juicy little nugget of GAME OF THRONES news that I've been sitting on for a week or so:

Neil Marshall has been signed to direct an episode for our second season.

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past ten years or so, Marshall is the director of CENTURION, of DOG SOLDIERS, and -- especially -- of THE DESCENT, which I think may well be the best horror film of the past twenty years or so. (Do NOT confuse it with the sequel, a much weaker film). GAME OF THRONES will be his first foray into television.

And my comment?

That sound you hear is a high-pitched squeal of delight.

I love Marshall's work, in case you couldn't tell.

And what makes this especially exciting is that the episode he'll be directing is... mine. Yes. He's going to directing episode nine, "Blackwater." The Battle of the Blackwater.

I still don't how the hell we can possibly afford to do half of what I put into that script, but if anyone can pull off my budget-busting battle, it's Marshall.

For more about our second season directors, check out the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story at:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-neil-marshall-season-234126

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boggak
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome! The Descent is one of my all time favourites and Dog Soldiers was fun as well.
phaedravelveta
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Neil Marshall is one of my favourite directors, so this is FANTASTIC news! :D
ytterbius
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I've been under a rock, but I'm happy that you're happy. LOL!
Melody Bell
Sep. 13th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat. Either way, I am awaiting the second season with bated breath! :-)
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deweybravo
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
I was just barely discussing with someone how I couldn't fathom how the Battle of the Blackwater could be done in one episode. But if he pulls it off... Marshall for President of the World.
andrian6
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
I thought CENTURION was an excellent Robert E. Howard adaptation. He does a great job taking relatively small budgets and expanding them. Give him the harbor at Dubrovnik, and he'll give you the battle.
arysani
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Add my high-pitched squeal of delight to your own, sir. I have been a fan of Marshall's work for about a decade now (oh wow, really?) and yes, "The Descent" is easily the best horror film I've seen in a really long time. I was thrilled to hear he was directing an episode and considering his capable hands with a good battle scene, I am even more thrilled to discover it's the episode you're writing.

This made my day. Thanks for that! :oD
robbstark3415
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
I'm just over half way through A Storm of Swords and don't know if I can continue on, why George, why?!
elizard100
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
That's fantastic news. I love Dog Soldiers.
werthead
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Six directors announced so far for ten episodes. Looks like they're trying to reduce the workload per director as much as possible :-)
saxster
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
That is fantastic news!
ajplmr
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh that's so cool. The Descent is one of the few films I've seen that totally made me forget I was in a cinema and therefore scared the crap out of me. Relentless film.

This is great news!
spitphyre
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Oooh! He's one of my favorite people ever!
stefichan
Sep. 13th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
OMH I adore your Huntress icon <333
duckygirlrocks
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
I cannot wait for season 2!! :D
bookish_adw
Sep. 13th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
i am so excited!
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