A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has a grandiose plan for how the HBO show Game of Thrones, which is based on his series, should end. With a Return of the King-style epic movie. Here’s what he told The Hollywood Reporter.
It all depends on how long the main series runs,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday following the season-four premiere of the hit HBO series in New York. “Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). 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.”
Call me a lot skeptical this will happen. For one, I think it would piss a lot of fans off. Getting familiar with the series in the comfort of your home then having to trek to a theater for what would basically amount to the last two episode? No one wants to do that.
Secondly, to justify a movie of that expense, you’d need a more bigger audience. Twice the size currently. Does he really think non-fans will crush through six to eight seasons to see a movie in theaters when they can leisurely catch up and get it on On Demand later?
No, this is just Martin fucking with his fans, much like when he [somewhat spoiler?] kills off beloved character after fucking character.
I’m still upset about the The Rains of Castamere.