UPDATED: 'Game of Thrones' Movie in the Works, Says George R.R. Martin
UPDATE: Apparently the rumors of a "Game of Thrones" movie have been exaggerated, according to the person who started the rumors in the first place.
On his blog, George R.R. Martin writes that the rumors are "completely false."
He went on to say that "no one is working on any movie just now. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert's Rebellion."
Original story is as follows:
Get excited, "Game of Thrones" fans.
Winter A movie of your favorite show is coming.
In an interview with Daily Star, "Thrones" creator and author George R. R. Martin claims plans are underway for Westeros to hit the big screen. But there is a catch.
"There will be a movie but I will not be involved," Martin said. "I have too much to do. That is something HBO and [showrunners] DB [Weiss] and David [Benioff] are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do."
HBO has yet to officially confirm any plans for a feature, and plot specifics are too soon to call right now. But Martin seems to have a general idea of what the story will be about.
"They are looking at dipping back in time during certain periods of the series, which could be examined as a one off plot. That means that some of the big characters who fans have seen die on screen could be resurrected."
If what Martin says is true, "Thrones" will soon join fellow HBO series "Sex and the City" and (sigh) "Entourage" as shows turned into movies.
The new season premieres in early 2016.