It started as a best-selling series of novel and then became a hit cable TV series. Could Game of Thrones be coming to a theater near you? Creator George R.R. Martin says it’s possible. In a recent interview, he told the Hollywood Reporter that a film is “being discussed”.
Although the fourth season of the HBO TV series, and the last two books of the literary series, are not out yet, people have been discussing the end of Game of Thrones for quite some time now. Martin plans for a seven book series of his story. But what about the TV show? How long will it run? Could it possibly end with a feature film?
Martin says, “It all depends on how long the main series runs. 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.“
Martin also discusses the idea of a prequel film, based on his trio of Novellas published in 2003-2004, collectively known as the Tales Of Dunk And Egg, which is set 100 years before the Game of Thrones storyline. It tells of the adventures of Sir Duncan the Tall of the Kings Guard (Dunk) and Prince Aegon Targaryen (Egg). The stories cover a long period of time in the lives of the eponymous characters. The novellas are individually titled “The Hedge Knight”, “The Sworn Sword” and “the Mystery Knight”.
None of this is a certainty, of course. It’s just an enticing possibility. In the meantime, season four of the Game of Thrones debuts Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/MT.