“Game Of Thrones” Author George R.R. Martin Is Planning To End Series With Movies; Budget May Extend Up To $100M

  @suman09s.varandani@ibtimes.com on March 20 2014 7:49 AM
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George R.R. Martin spoke about the possibility of the acclaimed “Game of Thrones” television series, which is based on his book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” winding up on the big screen, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Martin discussed Wednesday about his tentative plans regarding the future of the series and how a movie may be required to round the story off.

"It all depends on how long the main series runs," Martin reportedly said. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger. 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."

The author revealed that a film on his “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” a series of prequel stories could also be a possibility. 

"They could be the basis for [a film]," he said. "I have written these three stories, and I have about a dozen more.”

"I'm hopeful that I cannot let them catch up with me. The season that's about to debut covers the second half of the third book. The third book was so long that it had to be split into two. But there are two more books beyond that, A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons,” Martin said about the TV series catching up before he releases his next book.

“Game of Thrones” is scheduled to air its fourth season on HBO on April 6, and a day later, on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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