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HBO Turning George R.R. Martin's Series into a TV Series
« on: January 17, 2007, 05:01:35 PM »
That's what they're reporting here, at least.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31268

For those who don't want to follow the link, it's basically the plan to turn each novel of his Song of Fire and Ice series into a season.  (Game of Thrones=Season One, etc.)  Interesting idea, and Martin's work could definitely be shown on HBO in its entirety . . .  Martin's one of the people adapting it, and the other writers have some good credentials.  Should be interesting.

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Re: HBO Turning George R.R. Martin's Series into a TV Series
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 06:43:42 PM »
I had heard a rumor previously about this and was wondering how they would be able to do it full justice, and now I understand. I am glad that a cable movie channel is planning for it.

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Re: HBO Turning George R.R. Martin's Series into a TV Series
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 01:06:44 AM »
Interesting. I hope they tone it down just enough for me to want to watch it, but I doubt they will. Oh well.
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Re: HBO Turning George R.R. Martin's Series into a TV Series
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 07:29:29 PM »
It's HBO Fell. They aren't turning anything down. In fact, they'll probably turn it UP.
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Re: HBO Turning George R.R. Martin's Series into a TV Series
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 01:43:02 AM »
The first Game of Thrones book was graphic enough for me to decide I didn't care how great the series was, I wasn't going to keep reading it.

Generally I want any film or TV series that deals with the fantasy genre to do well if only to bolster the presence of fantasty on film. However, I could make an exception to that rule for Game of Thrones. Mostly because it's not the directions I would want to see the genre head.
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