'Game of Thrones' May Become a Movie Because Dragons are Big and Awesome
Amid the never-ending excitement for the fourth season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s a creator posited today that the beloved series could venture to the big screen.
The HBO fantasy adventure returns on Sunday, April 6, but at the premiere in New York on Wednesday, author George R.R. Martin speculated that the series could find life in theaters in not just one, but multiple movies.
"It all depends on how long the main series runs," Martin told The Hollywood Reporter. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know."
Last month it was reported that the series would conclude on HBO after Season 7, which, should that stay true, would certainly allow for the continuation of the series on the big screen – think of the dragons!
What’s more, Martin is still writing – ‘Game of Thrones’ is not complete. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are moving forward with the series while Martin is feverishly trying to catch up, and should he not be finished by the time Season 7 comes around, Benioff and Weiss will go with what they’ve been told by Martin.
Of course though, the public wants what the public wants, and Martin, if he can find it in him, may just keep writing with plenty to take to the big screen. What’s more, he speculated that ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg,’ a series of three prequel novellas, could also be translated as a film.
If any of this actually goes to the cinemas, here’s hoping Guillermo del Toro is available.