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What Movie?

Don't believe everything you read, boys and girls. Especially not on line.

I don't know where this latest round of "there's going to be a GAME OF THRONES movie" nonsense is coming from, but suddenly it is everywhere, and all of us connected with the show and HBO are being bombarded. But nothing has changed.

Let me review, for those who came in late.

The idea of ending GAME OF THRONES with one or more major feature films was first floated oh, three or four years ago. Let me say once again: this was NOT MY IDEA. However, I may have been the first one to mention the notion in public -- where and how I no longer recall -- so somehow I became associated with it.

I did say that I liked the idea. Of course I liked the idea. HOw not? This was back in the early days, where we couldn't even afford to shoot the Battle of the Green Fork and had to knock Tyrion unconscious instead. When the king's hunting party consisted of four guys on foot walking through the woods. At that time, in that context, the idea of big blockbuster movies with a LORD OF THE RINGS sized budget was powerfully attractive.

And the idea is still powerfully attractive. Not just to me, but to many people connected with the show. Actors, directors, producers, writers. How not? It would be a great way to end.

Which doesn't mean it is going to happen. There is great enthusiasm for the notion, sure, but not necessarily from HBO. They are in the TV business, not the feature film business. And those of you with long memories may recall all the rumors about a SOPRANOS movie... a ROME movie... a DEADWOOD movie. Rumors is all they were. And that's all this one is too, at least for now.

Lately the rumors have gotten even more specific. The film will be about Robert's Rebellion. It will be about Dunk & Egg. It will... oh, it's all too silly.

It would still be cool, and I'd still love to see it... but nothing has changed since the last round of rumors. I am still writing THE WINDS OF WINTER. David & Dan are still filming season six. HBO is still in the television business.

Don't take any of this stuff seriously. Clickbait journalism is to journalism as military music is to music.

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Ronald Grimsson
Oct. 1st, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
That's social media and the tabloids. In the absence of patience and actual news they make up news instead, and normally about the stuff people and themselves would like to hear. I think it was on Twitter someone once asked Maisie Williams if Syrio Forel was coming back. She said something like "I don't know, but it would be cool if he did". And suddenly there was a rumor on the net, claiming that "Maisie Williams says Syrio Forel will return".
(And then there was the claim that the Star Wars teaser "was a wakening for George R. R. Martin, got him all jumpy and made his creative juices flow again".)
grrm
Oct. 1st, 2015 04:48 am (UTC)
I remember that one. I did see the STAR WARS teaser -- I see a lot of teasers, I own a movie theatre -- but the story about its impact on me was fiction, start to finish.

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