Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Song of Fire & Ice Comes Home

Speaking of winter (see earlier post), Adam sent me the following tantalizing tidbit:

HBO Plans To Turn The SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Novels Into A TV Show!

HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire & Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

"Fire" is the first TV project for Benioff ("Troy") and Weiss ("Halo") and will shoot in Europe or New Zealand. Benioff and Weiss will write every episode of each season together save one, which the author (a former TV writer) will script.

The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones," and the intention is for each novel (they average 1,000 pages each) to fuel a season's worth of episodes. Martin has nearly finished the fifth installment, but won't complete the seven-book cycle until 2011.

The author will co-exec produce the series.

No word yet on when the series will begin airing but it will probably be a while so you have plenty of time to start reading these books. I'm almost done the first one and can't wait to start the second.

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