Update (8:35 a.m.): Martin has denied this report, responding to a question from a fan in the comments of his blog: “Yes, completely false. No one is working on any movie just now. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert’s Rebellion. The original story continues below.
Once a hot topic, speculation about a potential “Game of Thrones” movie has died down in recent months, presumably as fans watch for a definitive sign of Kit Harington’s return in Season 6. However, George R.R. Martin contends there will be a movie.
“There will be a movie, but I will not be involved,” the author told the Daily Star. “I have too much to do. That is something HBO and the DB and David [executive producers Weiss and Benioff] 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.”
That contention conflicts with statements made earlier this year Michal Lombardo, HBO’s programming president, who argued that a series-ending feature would be a poke in the eye to subscribers. “I feel that on some level [a movie would be] changing the rules,” he said. “Now you have to pay $16 to see how your show ends.”
Of course, Lombardo later said he “would be open to anything [the producers] want to do,” including a prequel, following the hit fantasy’s projected conclusion with Season 8.
Citing an unnamed “insider,” the Daily Star claims a movie could be set at an earlier time, allowing the producers to resurrect some the series’ dead characters. Certainly there’s enough of them.
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