George R.R. Martin, writer of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has hinted the story set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros could head to cinema screens in the near future.
It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eights? Do we run for ten? The books get bigger and bigger. It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know. – R.R Martin speaking to the Hollywood Reporter
Speaking at the New York premiere for the fourth series of Games of Thrones he added that a movie version has been actively discussed as has film adaptions of three prequel novellas from Game of Thrones about characters who lives in Westeros 90 years before the start of where the HBO drama begins.
The drama began in 2011 and has gained a cult following of loyal fans along with general widespread acclaim by critics of the adventure series which chronicles the violent power struggles between the realm’s noble families. However not everyone has been satisfied with the saga with the nudity and violent scenes causing some controversy. The fourth series debuts stateside on April 6th on HBO with its UK outing on Sky Atlantic HD, less than 24 hours after its return on American TV.
Last month co-creator David Benioff noted:
Some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes of the entire series come at the end of this coming season – David Benioff