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A Song of Ice and Fire Tv Series

Discussion in 'Film, Video, Television and Theatre' started by claybugg, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. claybugg

    claybugg New Member

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    I just saw the news on George R.R. Martin's blog: http://grrm.livejournal.com/11326.html

    HBO is making a tv series adaption of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, one of the best high fantasy series out there. I'm so excited! I know this will turn out great.

    Thoughts???
     
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    I haven't read the books, but you should probably thank your lucky stars that this is being done for HBO instead of something like SciFi channel. It will probably end up being pretty good, most HBO series are.
     
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    I reckon it will be a few years before it airs! But woohoo, I hope it will be worth the wait:)
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of 8-12 months =O. It will be filmed in episodes and seasons. I dont see why it would take that long.
     
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    variety.com

    My link did not work, here it is.

    Looks like they need to agree on the location, write the script, plus has any-one heard who will be acting in the series???

    I reckon 2 years before the first show at least :(
     
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    Noooo!

    Actually, it's excitiing, but it's also bad. Because, in my mind:

    1. It detracts from GRRM's writing of the series. He's distracted enough as it is, leave him bloody well alone!

    2. The show is fall flat in view of the books. This is because I believe what makes the book great cannot be translated properly into screen because it'll either be butchered, or it will be the boring-est show in TV. Not to mention it'll look pretty poor compared to what I had imagined the whole place to be in my mind. :)

    Prove me wrong, GRRM (although I'm pretty sure I'm right. I usually am)!

    ds
     
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    I anticipate a long wait for the series premiere as well. As Martin himself said, they only made a deal several days ago. I'm thinking two or more years until the show finally airs. Hopefully by then he'll be (at least nearly) finished with writing the series.
     
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    Im scared, im very scared. I hope they arn't ruined. I love these books. I bet its only out in the US.
     
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    I'm excited to see my favorite books adapted, but scared as well.
     
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    I haven't quite decided my view on this development, most TV adaptations fall short IMO and never come across how you think they should (or too much content gets left out). Hopefully they will prove me wrong though and produce a worthy series :)

    I can't see it being aired for at least 18 - 24 months though.
     
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    Apparently the filming of the pilot is supposed to have commenced this month in Northern Ireland :) It looks like we were correct with our long forecasts.

    Hopefully the pilot will be a success and they go one to create the rest of the series.
     
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    Is it bad the only interest I have in seeing this is because Sean Bean is in it? Never read the books so I can't make a statement on those.
     
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    I am currently reading the first installment of the series: A Game of Thrones. I like it so far.
     
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    I want HBO.
     

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