Is HBO Doing It Right? (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Today, HBO has announced that they will be bringing George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series to the small screen. Now, before you go off, thinking “How the hell can they do that? It’ll take a bazillion movies.”, notice that they will be making this a series. With each book one season.
Think about that. Each book gets its own season to tell the story. That, my friends, is the way it should be done. A season gives you roughly 18 – 20 hours of time, which should be plenty to jam in each 1000 page book. Sure, you’ll have to trim stuff, but the sheer amount of time available works in your favor.
Plus, Martin will supposedly be working as co-producer on the show. Let’s hope that doesn’t take away form his time to actually, you know, finish the series. I’m also hoping that the SFX used don’t turn out to be cheesy. At least this isn’t on SciFi, where cheese isn’t just for movies anymore…
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