A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – HBO Update

George R.R. Martin posted the following on his blog this week in regards to the Song of Ice and Fire series on HBO:

At last it can be told.

The news has finally been made public, so I’m finally free to whoop and holler and share the great news — the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES will start filming in October, in Northern Ireland. The announcement was made in Belfast. Here you go:

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/news-ofmdfm/news-ofmdfm-210409-hbo-to-film.htm

Yes, I’m thrilled. Ireland should be a great place to film. And the facility we’ll be using, the Paint Hall, is amazing as well:

http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/page.asp?id=211 

Before it was a film studio, the Paint Hall was part of Belfast’s famous Harland & Wolff Shipyards, where the TITANIC and many other ships were constructed. The facility is pretty titanic as well. Of course, all of us connected with A GAME OF THRONES are hoping we’ll fare somewhat better on our own maiden voyage.

Yes, Parris and I will be going over to Ireland this fall to see at least part of the filming. Not for the whole shoot, alas, I don’t have time for that… but we have to be there for at least part of it. Maybe we’ll see some of you in a Belfast pub.

There’s lots of other exciting news on the pilot as well, but nothing I can share. Sorry, lips are sealed. You’ll have to wait for Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss… and HBO

Good news indeed. I hope it does well. Now to finish A Dance with Dragons.

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6 thoughts on “A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – HBO Update”

  1. I sincerely hope that Scott Marlowe is deeply disappointed in the HBO series. That way, it might actually live up to the pure awesomeness that is Game of Thrones.

  2. Rob, I’ve really enjoyed the books so far. Got bogged down a little in A Feast for Crows, but Martin is still the best fantasy author I’ve read to this point. I need to try some new authors. Got any suggestions?

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