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No News Is ... No News

Lately I've been getting a lot of emails asking me for the latest news about HBO and their prospective adaptation of A GAME OF THRONES.

I appreciate the interest, really, but there is no news. No good news. No bad news. No news of any sort. With much of Hollywood presently shut down because of the writer's strike, I can't even say when there will be news.

I try to keep my fans and readers updated on everything that's happening -- with this and with all my other projects -- here on my Not-A-Blog, and on the News page of my website. If there was any news worth reporting, you'd read it there. Honest.

Meantime, check out this YouTube video that was recently brought to my attention:


No, it's not from HBO, it's not for an actual film. It's a labor of love that one of my readers put together, all unbeknownest to me, using clips from other films. It's really cool, however. I don't know about you guys, but I'd buy a ticket.


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Dec. 17th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty pimp fake movie trailer.
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
Uh... okay... is "pimp" good now?

You wacky kids and the way you talk!
Re: pimp? - mizkit - Dec. 17th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
HA! - locopuff - Dec. 17th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
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I am down with tha T - locopuff - Dec. 18th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC) - Expand
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Dec. 17th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
I dug it. Especially the part with the running wolves and the girl with the sword.

But... am I wrong or did the intro voice-over guy distinctly say Hyborea?
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Well they better not back down, I subscribed to HBO solely on the news that they were producing a series based upon the series..

I'll ask for a refund if they do not :)
God I can’t wait to see these!
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
That's an awesome video! Thanks for recommending it - it's a good placebo while we wait for news concerning the actual tv series :-)
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
matitablu: Your icon is fantastic, but I don't want to snag it unless it's okay. Yes/no? (I'd credit sparrow_wings of course.)

GRRM: After reading your not-a-blog and website for a while now, I'm still shocked that so many people email you just to poke and prod for updates. You don't live to serve us fankids or anything...

...and now I'm off to daydream about being five and having "Daily Story Time with George."

Edited at 2007-12-17 11:38 pm (UTC)
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Dec. 17th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Well, HBO could do worse than using Lord of the Rings and Ladyhawke for inspiration. Or even Gladiator and King Arthur despite the issues I have with those. (A Roman villa north of the Hadrian's Wall? C'me on.)

Cool trailer.
Dec. 18th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Celts with catapults? That's what really blew their credibility.

King Arthur is a fun movie if you think of it as alternate-history fantasy fiction, and try to ignore any actual historical references.
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Dec. 17th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
You should hire that guy to help script the movies. At times I didn't even realize that I had seen all of those scenes before. When you can see a sequence like that, and only say "I've seen this" a few times, that speaks to a damn fine job of cutting and scene selection.
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
I recognize the scene with the red forest from HERO, but has anyone pinned down the shot of a guy with a sword in front of a single red-leafed tree, and the two horsemen on the mountain?

It is indeed a pretty cool video. Great idea, largely focusing on the landscape.
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I believe it's from Legend of Gingko.
Dec. 17th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for keeping us posted and for passing along this fun teaser. The teaser underscores the conclusion that ASOIAF will be your legacy, having an impact comparable to the impact of some of the works that your fan borrowed from to make the video.
Dec. 18th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
The HBO series is yet another reason for us to be supporting the WGA!
Dec. 18th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh, that is a hot trailer. :)

Thank you for pimpi...I mean, sharing it.
Dec. 18th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
I'm a video editor and I've been thinking about doing something like this for a while now. I'm always too damn busy, but whenever Braveheart comes on tv, it makes me want to do it more. Why you ask? Because Tywin Lannister is in it (actually Patrick McGoohan, but COME ON! He's got the ice cold glare, the crimson and gold, even the friggin lion on his chest. All you need to do is shave him bald and there you have it).
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Dec. 18th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
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Dec. 18th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Flippin' sweet!! That's all i can say.

What's crazy was i was just watching the extended edition of LOTR: Fellowship yesterday.
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Um - wow. That actually almost made me cry!! HBO had BETTER do some serious justice to your books, now that a fan has done so well!
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
That was quite beautiful!
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Ice & Fire on HBO
Oh I'm so incredibly excited about the series, I can't wait. Does anyone know if there is a way to become involved, or who to talk to about it?
I'd give my left arm to be in SoIaF, even if it meant I could only star as a dismembered body. At least I could say I was a part of it.... :)
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