17 enero, 2007

CdHyF en la tele

Tras el paso por varias listas de correo me llega la noticia de que la HBO va a hacer una serie de televisión basada en las novelas de Canción de Hielo y Fuego, la saga de George R. R. Martin. Como ahora estoy currando en las prácticas no puedo buscar más información para confirmarlo, pero en cuanto tenga un rato me pongo con ello.

[Editado] Martin confirma la noticia.

HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling
fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" into a dramatic series to be
written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

"Fire" is the first TV project for Benioff ("Troy") and Weiss
("Halo") and will shoot in Europe or New Zealand. Benioff and Weiss
will write every episode of each season together save one, which the
author (a former TV writer) will script.

The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones,"
and the intention is for each novel (they average 1,000 pages each)
to fuel a season's worth of episodes. Martin has nearly finished the
fifth installment, but won't complete the seven-book cycle until 2011.

The author will co-exec produce the series along with Management
360's Guymon Casady and Created By's Vince Gerardis.

Martin's series has drawn comparisons to J.R.R. Tolkien, because both
are period epics set in imagined lands. But Martin has eschewed
Tolkien's good-vs.-evil theme in favor of flawed characters from
seven noble families.

The book has a decidedly adult bent, with sex and violence comparable
to series like "Rome" and "Deadwood."

"They tried for 50 years to make 'Lord of the Rings' as one movie
before Peter Jackson found success making three," Martin said. "My
books are bigger and more complicated, and would require 18 movies.
Otherwise, you'd have to choose one or two characters."

Aside from writing the most recent draft of "Halo," Weiss recently
adapted the William Gibson novel "Pattern Recognition" for WB and
director Peter Weir.

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