Sunday, February 11, 2007

HBO acquires rights to George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Fire & Ice Ice & Fire" series

[Update 22/3/2007: Header corrected; series title should be "Song of Ice & Fire" and not the other way round. Hat-tip to "The Stark in Winterfell", who left this comment.]

The moment I read this news from none other than George R. R. Martin's blog, I decided to post it at High Browse Online myself, rather than wait till Monday for my colleague to blog it. Yeah, I was that excited!

From Variety.com (16 Jan '07):
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... ... 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.
[Read the rest of the post at High Browse Online]


Don't know who's George R. R. Martin?
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[Image from Wikipedia.com; Wiki entry last accessed on 10th Feb 2007]

Check out his official website. I like reading his blog (called "Not A Blog") better. The frustrating thing is that I have to wait till 2011 for the entire series to be complete. Arrgh!

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