Appearing at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival this week, author George R. R. Martin acknowledged that he would like “Game Of Thrones,” HBO’s epic TV series adaptation of his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novels, to wrap up with a feature film.
The author, who years ago turned down early offers to make a film version of his fantasy novels, says: “I would love that… If we go seven or eight seasons and then the show is still big enough that we can get the $200 million to finance a huge epic movie to end it… sure.”
Martin adds that discussions have already been held about a film version – “but that doesn’t mean it has been approved. Some people like the idea. Other people don’t like the idea.”
Though the show costs between $60 million and $70 million to produce each season, it’s “still nothing to what Peter Jackson spends on a Lord Of The Rings movie or what any of these big, epic science fiction or fantasy movies have to spend. To go out with something big like that would be amazing… The show looks great on a big screen, I mean a really big screen. It has cinematic values already.”