Sandro schreef:Op z'n vroegst herfst 2010.
Pff.... dat duurt nog een eeuwigheid!
One "Thrones" fan asked me if this level of interest in a pilot that may not show up on TV for a year or more is normal. No, it's not. But Martin's book series tends to inspire a certain kind of deep and abiding loyalty, if not obsession. To read the books of Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series (four have come out so far) is to be completely immersed in a world that recalls the golden age of knights and chivalry while also showing, through memorable and believable characters, how deeply flawed human nature can be. It's a world in which honor and fealty don't mean what they used to and those in power have to contend with an array of threats, sometimes from those closest to them, sometimes from unexpected places.
Don't let the fantasy label put you off. This is a book series about human beings and how they respond to difficult challenges. But OK, there are knights, tournaments, battles, bawdy humor, spectacles and freaky creatures from the icy north. There are also deeply moving relationships and wonderfully detailed locales, all of which kept me turning hundreds of pages all summer.
As Time's James Poniewozik has written, "Thrones" is the kind of complicated, richly appointed, adult drama that HBO tends to do well. Martin "constantly forces you to question whether the 'honorable' resolution to a conflict is the best in the long run. The saga is littered with fallen heroes and shattered myths, as well as apparent villains and rogues who make surprising turns," Poniewozik writes.
In short, if this "Thrones" adaptation is at least as good as HBO's "Rome," I'll be glued to it. Here's where I inject the note of caution: At this point, "Thrones" is just a pilot and it has not yet been picked up to series. Fingers crossed that its every bit as good as Martin's many fans hope it will be and we spend 2010 obsessing about HBO's cool new show.
http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/hbo-games-of-thrones-dailies-look-fantastic.htmlHBO: 'Game of Thrones' dailies 'look fantastic'
TCA -- HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo says the dailies for highly anticipated fantasy series "Game of Thrones" look "fantastic" and the project looks very strong for a series pickup.
"Everything looks fantastic," said Lombardo, who's become a fan of the George R.R. Martin books upon which the project is based. "The director got great performances. Unlike a lot of projects like this, everything was shot on location. It has such a rich texture that it looks more expensive than it actually was."
The network spent $5 million-$10 million on the pilot to bring castle Winterfell to life. Lombardo says executives are "sitting on pins and needles" waiting for a rough cut in two weeks.
"The fantasy is so incidental, it has a very adult tone," Lombardo said. "You forget it's fantasy while you're watching it, and that's what I love about it."
The pilot will employ some CGI, for backgrounds, the story's "direwolves" (a mixture of real animals and CGI) and dragon eggs.
Also, like in the books, each family in the story will have its own color pallet for clothing and armor.
If all goes well, Lombardo said, "Game of Thrones" will be on HBO in spring 2011 -- "March or April."
"I would be surprised if it doesn't [get greenlit]," Lombardo said. "It has everything going for it."
En dezelfde dag kondigde ze ook een nieuwe serie van David Milch (Deadwood) aan, met Michael Mann als regisseur voor de eerste aflevering en Dustin Hoffman in de hoofdrol, genaamd Luck. Het lijkt erop alsof de zender de titel van dé beste kabelzender weer terug gaat veroveren in dit jaar (Treme, de nieuwe serie van de makers van The Wire; The Pacific, het 'vervolg' op Band of Brothers; Boardwalk Empire, van een van de makers van The Sopranos, over corruptie en gangsters in Atlanctic City in de jaren '20, met Steve Buscemi en regie van aflevering 1 door Scorsese) en het volgende (met dus o.a. Luck en Game of Thrones). De afgelopen jaren liepen hun grootste series af en veroverden AMC, FX en Showtime genoeg gebied om op gelijk niveau te komen, maar zo te zien gaat dat weer veranderen.Armani schreef:Yes, hij komt er officieel. HBO heeft groen licht gegeven
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