Brace yourselves, Game of Thrones movie is coming!

The TV series scored big at this year's Emmys

Ians September 29, 2015
The TV series scored big at this year's Emmys.

LOS ANGELES: US network HBO will make a big screen adaptation of the popular show Game of Thrones when the fantasy drama ends its run on TV, says George R R Martin, the author of the books.

Game Of Thrones won several Emmy awards this year and is one of the most popular TV series in the world. Speaking at the HBO afterparty post the Emmys, Martin said that he will not be involved in the making of the film. In fact, show writers David Benioff and D B Weiss will be in charge, reports Daily Star.

Martin, who is currently writing the final two Game Of Thrones books, said, “There will be a movie but I will not be involved. I have too much to do. That is something HBO and DB and David are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do. The pressure is on. I am such a slow writer and the fans get upset that I don’t write faster.”

A production source said the film may go back in time: “With the Game Of Thrones universe, there is so much rich material and no constraints on when that story will take place. They are looking at dipping back in time during certain periods of the series, which could be examined as a one off plot."

"That means that some of the big characters who fans have seen die on screen could be resurrected -- such as Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Oberyn Martell The Red Viper, and Ned Stark," the source added, not mentioning the name of popular character Jon Snow whose death has shaken fans worldwide.

Amidst plans for the film, Benioff ruled out extending the TV series to run 10 seasons. “No way in hell because we know what the end is and we’re rapidly approaching it,” he said.

HBO wanted a 10-year run for the series, but it looks like they will have to settle for less.


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