HBO Greenlights Pilot For George R.R. Martin’s GAME OF THRONES!!
Published at: Nov. 13, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST by hercules
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HBO has greenlit the pilot for a series based on George R.R. Martin’s series of “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels .
The plan is to adapt one novel each season, starting with 1996’s “A Game of Thrones.”
Writing the HBO version are Martin himself (who previously wrote on CBS' "Beauty and the Beast") and feature writers David Benioff (“The 25th Hour,” “Troy”) and D.B. Weiss (who authored a screenplay for the proposed “Halo” movie).
These are apparently very long, grown-up fantasy novels, with thousands of characters – the major ones quite flawed and complex - and lots of sex, violence and political intrigue.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Combined with True Blood, this also suggests an interesting, AintItCoolNews-targeted direction for the network. Less edgy-PBS, more R-rated Comic Con.
Find all of the Reporter’s story on the matter here.