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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.


John Nelson
Oct. 1st, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
I'll tell you where those rumors are coming from...
In the alternative Universe known as "The Internet", there lies a unique Virtual colony the size of a Galaxy known as "Social Media". Some of the inhabitants are rather quite docile and tepid. Some love to flaunt their ridiculously sexy duck face in gratuitous selfies (particularly sitting next to what they are about to eat). Others are just mild mannered adults ranging in the ages of 50-90 enjoying the onslaught of children and grand children's pictures. Other's still are forlorn, depressed and continuously write an incomplete poem entitled "I'm hella bored. FML. What's going on tonight...?"

But..intermingling this society of sexy, tepid, and hella bored individuals lies a pandemic so ghastly, I can hardly mention it in public (let alone on respectable blog posts like this). It's too terrifying to mention with out breaking into a sweat, or the need to roll against your sanity points (A little Chaosium reference for the true schoo' gamers out there). These ghoulish fiends go around during all hours and post constant FIBS AND LIES!!! These aren't just normal human beings. They live in darkness, in subterranean compounds and caves. They blockade bridges and demand money or an answer to a riddle to cross said bridges. They turn to stone in sunlight. They are in fact (DUM DUM DUM). TROLLS
And these Trolls don't post just just any sort of fib or lie either. No, no, no. These fibs and lies have a certain appeal. Meant to invoke paranoia, or excitability, these fiendish fiendish trolls have only one goal in mind: TO CONTROL THE MINDS OF ALL THE INTERNET! For the feed of the negativity and power.
Who knows how these trollish fibs and lies are started. Perhaps it starts off as a hope, a wish, and desire of said Troll. Perhaps one of these trolls, lacking in sleep had a vision of a GoT movie so clear, so detailed it was like he was sitting in an iMax theater. This angered the troll when he woke from his vision. He wanted to spread his wrath from his disappointment, and make others suffer the same delusion. Hence...one night, he typed it all out. The details of what, who, where and when of his delusional vision of the GoT movie. He clicked send. And spread like the green flame of wildfire, his post took down the mental stability, rationality and comprehension of other wise good natured GoT fans who had previously only cared about their sexy selfies, grand children pics and feeling hella bored.


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