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Now It Can Be Told

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:



Sep. 15th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hello, mr. Martin!
I don't know whether you'll answer me or not. I've just found your blog (and surely have subscribed) and I'm surprised how freely and easy you connect with your readers. I just wanted to say that I'm russian and I read your book in english (storm of swords now) and your language is incredible. I enjoy each page and I feel that my knowing of English is improving each day with each chapter. Thank you for that. Here is the question. When do you plan to finish and publish last two books? I'm intersted because I have a small hope that I will not be able to finish my reading until that moment, and thus have my reading of "Ice&Fire" non-stopping.


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