Magazine article Screen International

George RR Martin Advocates Game of Thrones Movie

Magazine article Screen International

George RR Martin Advocates Game of Thrones Movie

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Speaking at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Game Of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin has acknowledged that he would like to round off the epic TV series with a feature film.

"I would love that," Martin commented.

The author turned down early offers to make a film version of his fantasy novels but now believes that a big screen version could make the perfect culmination to the hugely popular HBO series.

"If we go seven or eight seasons and then the show is still big enough that we can get the $200 million to finance a huge epic movie to end it...sure!"

Martin said that discussions have already been held about a film version. "But that doesn't mean it has been approved. Some people like the idea. Other people don't like the idea."

Martin, who is firmly in the 'yes' camp, pointed out that Game Of Thrones already has "the biggest cast in television" and the "biggest budget in television. …

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