Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin has dropped some pretty big hints regarding the future of the popular HBO drama. While rumours of the network planning a big screen version of the show have been doing the rounds for quite some time now, Martin's latest comment on the matter seems to have confirmed it.
According to the author, HBO is planning a big screen adaptation of Game Of Thrones which will release after the series ends its run on TV. Martin also revealed that he will not be involved in the film which will most likely be shaped by show writers David Benioff and DB Weiss. "There will be a movie but I will not be involved," he stated at a HBO afterparty post the Emmys 2015 where the show bagged several Emmys.
"I have too much to do. That is something HBO and DB and David are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do. The pressure is on. I am such a slow writer and the fans get upset that I don't write faster." (via CNN IBN)
Reportedly, a production source also teased that the film might be a prequel to the series. "With the Game Of Thrones universe, there is much rich material and no constraints on when that story will take place. 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 such as Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Oberyn Martell The Red Viper - and Ned Stark," the source added.
Well, this would definitely please fans who long to see some of their favourite characters back on in Westeros. However, it's important to note that no official indication or announcement has been made regarding a film or the plotline.
Meanwhile, Benioff has also ruled out extending the TV series to 10 seasons. "No way in hell because we know what the end is and we're rapidly approaching it." Game Of Thrones season 6 is expected to premiere in April 2016.