During the week, people started to get excited about a Game of Thrones movie that was apparently in the pipeline. Reports were claiming Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin was the one behind the new set of rumors. However, now the author has come clean to finally lay to rest the pesky rumors.
As the Inquisitr reported earlier, the rumor originated from media outlet the Daily Star. This outlet claimed they had spoken to George R.R. Martin during an Emmys after party, and he claimed, “There will be a movie but I will not be involved. I have too much to do. That is something HBO and… DB [Weiss] and David are dealing with.”
While some media outlets went into a frenzy with this information, others remained skeptical, due to the fact the Daily Star had sat on this information for up to a week after the Emmys and no other bigger media outlets had picked it up after they printed the story. Many fans were hopeful, but resigned to the fact that evidence of a Game of Thrones movie was scant.
Now, George R.R. Martin has come forward with a blog entry on his LiveJournal, Not A Blog, to clear the matter up once and for all about a Game of Thrones movie. He starts the entry with, “Don’t believe everything you read, boys and girls. Especially not on line,” before making it very clear that there is no Game of Thrones movie in the works.
“I don’t know where this latest round of ‘there’s going to be a Game Of Thrones movie’ nonsense is coming from, but suddenly it is everywhere, and all of us connected with the show and HBO are being bombarded. But nothing has changed.”
George R.R. Martin then reiterates the fact that there was a discussion about a Game of Thrones movie “three or four years ago,” but as it stood then, while Martin may have been the first person to publicly mention the idea of a Game of Thrones movie, it was not his original idea. While he liked — and still does — the concept of concluding the television series with a movie, it is simply not going to happen.
“I did say that I liked the idea. Of course I liked the idea. How not? This was back in the early days, where we couldn’t even afford to shoot the Battle of the Green Fork and had to knock Tyrion unconscious instead. When the king’s hunting party consisted of four guys on foot walking through the woods. At that time, in that context, the idea of big blockbuster movies with a Lord Of The Rings sized budget was powerfully attractive.”
He also pointed out that while people are still keen on the idea of making a Game of Thrones movie, that didn’t mean it was actually going to happen, noting that most of the excitement about a potential movie is coming more from sources outside HBO than from within.
The author also mentioned the fact the rumors about a Game of Thrones movie had gotten very specific of late, such as the movie would be a prequel rather than a conclusion. Once again, while he would like to see the potential of a movie based on his books, a movie about sections of his novels, such as Robert’s Rebellion, was absolute nonsense.
You can read George R.R. Martin’s full blog entry on the matter here.
So there you have it, as we suspected, there will not be a Game of Thrones movie in the foreseeable future.
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