About a week ago, The Daily Star reported that a movie adaptation of book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” or more commonly known as the HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” is in the works. The rumor had fans at the edge of their seats and to George R.R. Martin’s Livejournal blog.
However, it seems that the excitement has finally died with the clarification of the author himself. On his blog post dated September 28, Martin wrote, “Don’t believe everything you read, boys and girls. Especially not on line. I don’t know where this latest round of there’s going to be a ‘GAME OF THRONES’ movie nonsense is coming from, but suddenly it is everywhere, and all of us connected with the show and HBO are being bombarded. But nothing has changed.”
The author further explained that the idea of the “Game of Thrones” show ending with one or more movies first surfaced three or four years ago, and it was not his idea. However, he said that he might be the first one to tell the public about the notion though he did not remember when or how.
Still, Martin told his readers that he liked the idea back then. It was during the times when they could not afford to shoot the Battle of the Green Fork and the hunting party of the king only consisted of four men walking through the woods. “At that time, in that context, the idea of big blockbuster movies with a ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ sized budget was powerfully attractive,” he added.
In the last few days, the rumors focused on a movie that will feature Robert’s Rebellion. Martin debunked this as well by saying that the rumors are “all too silly.”
In the end, the famous author just wrote, “It would still be cool, and I’d still love to see it… but nothing has changed since the last round of rumors. I am still writing ‘THE WINDS OF WINTER.’ David & Dan are still filming season six. HBO is still in the television business. Don’t take any of this stuff seriously. Clickbait journalism is to journalism as military music is to music.”
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is set to premiere next spring with its sixth season.