A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R. R. Martin will partner with Warner Bros. Animation Group to bring another of his fantasy yarns to the screen. Martin is slated to serve as producer for an animated adaptation of his 1980 children’s story The Ice Dragon.
The Ice Dragon follows the adventures of a young girl named Adara, who befriends an ice dragon after the death of her mother. When an invading army of dragons sets their sights on world domination, Adara teams with the ice dragon to fight back against the encroaching invaders.
Despite a few plot points that sound eerily familiar to events depicted in the most recent season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Martin’s The Ice Dragon actually released before the first entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series debuted and is not connected to that mythos. News of the adaptation movie was first broken by Deadline.
Film and television rights for Martin’s many works have been in hot demand ever since Game of Thrones became a major ratings player for HBO. Syfy has secured series rights to the author’s sci-fi horror book Nightflyers, which is slated to debut this year. Game of Thrones will wrap up its final season next year, but it is rumored that HBO has several potential prequel spin-offs in development.