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A Song of Ice and Fire to Become TV Series posted 19 Jan 2007, 00:01 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

So if you go here [url:2lw1sfom]http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=thud&id=8544[/url:2lw1sfom] You can read all about it. But Martin has sold the rights to HBO with the plan to have each book be an individual season, which is awesome because barring cancellation that means 7 seasons. The series is projected to be finished in 2011 at 7 books. view post


posted 19 Jan 2007, 13:01 by Harrol, Moderator

I read about that yesterday and I think it is awesome. Even though I do not believe Martin can finish by 2011. view post


posted 19 Jan 2007, 20:01 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

He could finish before 2011 but he would have to work non stop, I found it amazing how fast this article popped up around the net on various forums. view post


posted 19 Jan 2007, 21:01 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i haven;t started reading any of those yet, but plan on it. either way, i know a few people who will really happy to hear this. view post


posted 19 Jan 2007, 22:01 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I doubt Martin will finish before 2011 either, but it depends. He has 3 books left to publish and one can only assume that Book 5 must be coming out relatively soon. Been over a year since Book 4 and what was supposed to be book 4 was split into 4 and 5 part way through the process of writing it. So 2 books in 3-4 years is doable. But Martin is almost as slow as Jordan so who knows. view post


posted 20 Jan 2007, 12:01 by borfalkian, Candidate

Jordan is way faster than Martin. Jordon pounds out mediocre narration at a high rate. I think he is of the type of writer that writes a word quota per day. view post


posted 21 Jan 2007, 03:01 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I think this is a very exciting development. But perhaps more important than the series itself is the potential impact it could have on TV. If ASOIAF is successful, as I'm betting it will be, a whole new world of television will have been started. Think of all of the series out there which would make fantastic episodic shows. Some of them might make for better viewing than reading. This is a big deal. view post


posted 21 Jan 2007, 16:01 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

[quote="Sovin Nai":1100162s]I think this is a very exciting development. But perhaps more important than the series itself is the potential impact it could have on TV. If ASOIAF is successful, as I'm betting it will be, a whole new world of television will have been started. Think of all of the series out there which would make fantastic episodic shows. Some of them might make for better viewing than reading. This is a big deal.[/quote:1100162s] I agree, and I find books of a more epic scope make better adaptations to TV than to movies because the time constraints aren't there. TV by its very nature has had to rely on similar pacing and character development styles as books tend to use which is good. The only difficulty that comes in is the ratings game and of course budgets. Apparently HBO has already cancelled Rome, a highly rated show just entering its second season, because production costs where insanely high. And we all know we would prefer the effects and sets of an epic fantasy series to be more like Rome and less like Xena... view post


posted 07 Feb 2007, 17:02 by fixedMind, Commoner

I think the potential for the adaptation of aSoIaF is high, groundbreaking even. Especially with Martin signed on as a producer/writer. My guess is that he would fight his hardest to make sure that his brainchild isn't distorted in the least. I am a HUGE fan of this series and will be holding my breath in anticipation until we see Lord Eddard give an earless man a taste of Ice. view post


posted 09 Feb 2007, 01:02 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

[quote="fixedMind":37wc629r]I think the potential for the adaptation of aSoIaF is high, groundbreaking even. Especially with Martin signed on as a producer/writer. My guess is that he would fight his hardest to make sure that his brainchild isn't distorted in the least. I am a HUGE fan of this series and will be holding my breath in anticipation until we see Lord Eddard give an earless man a taste of Ice.[/quote:37wc629r] The good thing about ASOIAF is that it doesn't need to be heavy on really nice special effects. There aren't big battles that use high powered magic (yea we see some magic but it isn't really handled the same way it is in many fantasy series). Eventually we have dragons to deal with though, but they are still relatively small at the moment so that makes it easier. view post


posted 12 Feb 2007, 04:02 by Holsety, Candidate

[url:3d8ocnwz]http://geocities.com/asoiafcasting/[/url:3d8ocnwz] has the picks for various characters some fan made. [quote:3d8ocnwz]The good thing about ASOIAF is that it doesn't need to be heavy on really nice special effects. There aren't big battles that use high powered magic (yea we see some magic but it isn't really handled the same way it is in many fantasy series). Eventually we have dragons to deal with though, but they are still relatively small at the moment so that makes it easier.[/quote:3d8ocnwz] But it's not like a TV series about Rome would have magic in it. Fantasy and sci-fi productions tend to aim ambitiously high in terms of spectacle. More than anything else, I'd like to see Stannis' attack on king's landing...but that'll cost. Damn, I almost feel like cutting Dany out would help the series initially. It's going to be tough to hook a TV audience on her and her little circle of friends in one corner and Westeros in the other. view post


posted 15 Feb 2007, 14:02 by Curethan, Didact

Making an epic fantasy into a series was a dream of mine as a child. Hope I live to see it. Unfortunately, given GRRM's background as a TV script writer and the subject material they have to work with, I think that the adaption could be very succesful and result in a very good series. And we all know what happens to good TV series.... Series one, wins awards and creates a stir. Series two, wins more awards and has a devoted following.... Series three - cancelled! view post


posted 15 Feb 2007, 20:02 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I think the reason Rome is such an expensive show (with very little pretty special effects being needed) is the sets. They went all out to make them as nice as they could, and so they are feature film quality sets and thus expensive. As long as ASOIAF doesn't come across like Xena or something it should be good. view post


posted 17 Feb 2007, 01:02 by Holsety, Candidate

The only HBO series I've really watched much of is [i:1ywua231]The Wire[/i:1ywua231]. It [i:1ywua231]is[/i:1ywua231] an incredible series, but I don't think it's much of an indication as to how well or poorly HBO will do, being focused on drugdealers and cops in Baltimore. But whatever. I feel like it won't turn out too bad. view post


posted 17 Feb 2007, 01:02 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

[quote="Holsety":2u09xziw]The only HBO series I've really watched much of is [i:2u09xziw]The Wire[/i:2u09xziw]. It [i:2u09xziw]is[/i:2u09xziw] an incredible series, but I don't think it's much of an indication as to how well or poorly HBO will do, being focused on drugdealers and cops in Baltimore. But whatever. I feel like it won't turn out too bad.[/quote:2u09xziw] HBO is great in terms of the quality of their shows. Given their status as a non-network broadcaster they are also under far fewer constraints by the FCC as to what they can show. Look at Rome, nudity, blood, and gore all over the place. I'd like to see them do ASOIAF in the same vein. view post


posted 20 Mar 2007, 18:03 by Littlefinger, Commoner

Wait im not getting this so are they not going to start the series until GRRM is done with the series? view post


posted 14 Jun 2007, 22:06 by Werthead, Candidate

(coming in a bit late but still...) No, they're starting work on it now (although it's not formally comissioned yet, they're writing scripts and starting to look for locations to film in). GRRM himself doesn't expect it on air until 2009 at the earliest. Book 5 should be out in early 2008, so he's got seven years from now to finish Book 6 and eight years from now to finish Book 7, more or less. (assuming the series makes it to seven seasons, of course ;) view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 17:02 by noodles0585, Peralogue

so there is still plans to do this show thats fantastic i love both HBO and ASoIaF and i believe this to be a match made in heaven with luck HBO will not try to ruin the integrity of the series but like i said a perfect match and i highly doubt that will happen especially with GRRM on as a producer/writer. on a side note you think that will make DVDs? view post


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