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A Game of Thrones: OMG!!! George RR Martin's fantasy set for HBO!!!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by praktik, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member


    That sucks.
  2. DeepSix

    DeepSix TRIBE Promoter

    That's what libraries are for, I guess.
  3. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Actually, the first one was written in something like 1992, and went through a bunch of revisions since I think it was originally conceived as a script of sorts...


    Do read the next two. The narrative is stronger.

    One thing I will say, people's eyes seem to "glitter" a lot in his books..:)
  4. Bacchus

    Bacchus TRIBE Promoter

    i've read tonnes of fantasy but have actually yet to read this.

    looks like a good incentive to start.
  5. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    News from HBO
    Sep 9th, 2008 at 6:05pm

    I have some exciting news to share.

    (But please, guys and gals, don't get TOO excited. This is what it is, and so far that's all it is, so don't make any assumptions).

    HBO has just exercised its option, and purchased the television rights to A GAME OF THRONES.

    For those of you who don't know Hollywood, an option gives a production company the right to buy a property (a book, a screenplay, whatever) at a certain agreed-upon price for a certain period of time (a year, six months, whatever). When that time runs out, they can let the option lapse, renew the option, or exercise the option and buy the property. The last is what HBO has just done.

    What they have NOT done is greenlight the project. A GAME OF THRONES remains in development. They're still budgeting, still looking at locations (Spain and the Czech Republic at present, I hear). No decision has been reached, so any celebration would be premature. In Hollywood it is always best not to assume something is going to happen until it actually happens.

    Even so... this is a very encouraging sign, and one that suggests a continued high level of enthusiasm and commitment for A GAME OF THRONES at HBO.

    So keep your fingers crossed.

  6. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    that will have to be one serious budget.
  7. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Yeah seeing that HBO couldn't make Deadwood work because of the period set and costume requirements as well as the huge number of extras, I don't see how they're going to make this series work.
  8. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    You think thats HBO's fault dude?

    I think that show was brilliant - only problem is it came from one dude's mind and he's a bit of a "special case"....

    Despite its problems and the lack of an ending I think they did pretty damn well... its just the creator is a bit of a high-maintenance, up-in-the-clouds kind of guy....

    I still put it in my top 5 series of all time.
  9. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Huh? Deadwood was an amazing show, I never implied it wasn't.

    HBO cancelled it for the reasons I said. They ultimately made the decision. So yes it is their fault.

    Hopefully HBO can make this fantasy series work.
  10. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    ryan agree with coleridge cocksucker.
  11. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I was under the impression it was because the dude behind it got all obsessed with his surfer show and pretty much abandoned it.... not that it was a top-down decision from HBO...
  12. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    How did Rome do ratings-wise - pretty well didnt it?

    That was also a co-production w/ the BBC, which this will be as well... though maybe the fact it was gonna be a two-season series from the start helped it out w/ the bigwigs...

    In any case, w/ the BBC on board sharing costs it should help the spreadsheets balance out for the big boys and their stuffed shirts!
  13. DeepSix

    DeepSix TRIBE Promoter

    I still have to watch Deadwood...I hear good things.
  14. gollum

    gollum TRIBE Member

  15. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  16. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member


    I really hope they do a good job.
  17. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Awesome news! :p
  18. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    I'd rather he focus on finishing the series before he ends up like Robert Jordan. RIP
  19. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member


  20. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    two times.
  21. possibledj

    possibledj TRIBE Promoter

    can't wait to see the casting!
  22. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Ya, he's fat and old. BUT - i'd rather the series go unfinished than to have Martin take his down the path of sucking bull balls the way Jordan did. I'm willing to give Martin more time to do it right.

    Kind of like waiting for a Blizzard game..:)
  23. DeepSix

    DeepSix TRIBE Promoter

    Very good geek-analogy.
  24. gollum

    gollum TRIBE Member

    I personally think the fantasy gods smote him before he wrote another awful book.
  25. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    Lol, seriously.

    After reading the first five books in Jordan's series I just put the sixth one down about half way through and said "That's enough of that author", never read another one.

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