Asofai Made Into A Tv Show!!!

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  1. Maester Joergensen

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    If you are Cersei, I wanna play Jaime. Or Lancel. Or Osney Kettleblack. Or moonboy ;)
     
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    I prefer Jaime. She doesn't really enjoy the others. ;)
    So bleach your hair, MJ :D
     
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    How do you know what I look like;)
    Has the people on the westeros board been peddling MJ PrOn:mad:

    And I need to get the curlers out as well:D
     
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    Just noticed this, which is very good news for British fans, on GRRM's 'not a blog' June, 13th entry..

    "The one hard bit of news is that HBO has reached agreement with the BBC for them to come in as a partner on the series... IF it goes ahead. That's very cool news, and I'm excited and pleased to have the BBC involved... "

    So hopefully that means, if/when it's made, it'll air in the UK (BBC) & US (HBO) :banana:
     
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    BBC is good news in so many ways.
    For ME: BBC. That might be something I can arrange to watch from Denmark.
    For US: A solid businesspartner like the BBC make it so much more likely that the show will even be made.
     
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    UPDATE

    Posted by Martin on his blog, September 9th.

    "I have some exciting news to share.

    (But please, guys and gals, don't get TOO excited. This is what it is, and so far that's all it is, so don't make any assumptions).

    HBO has just exercised its option, and purchased the television rights to A GAME OF THRONES.

    For those of you who don't know Hollywood, an option gives a production company the right to buy a property (a book, a screenplay, whatever) at a certain agreed-upon price for a certain period of time (a year, six months, whatever). When that time runs out, they can let the option lapse, renew the option, or exercise the option and buy the property. The last is what HBO has just done.

    What they have NOT done is greenlight the project. A GAME OF THRONES remains in development. They're still budgeting, still looking at locations (Spain and the Czech Republic at present, I hear). No decision has been reached, so any celebration would be premature. In Hollywood it is always best not to assume something is going to happen until it actually happens.

    Even so... this is a very encouraging sign, and one that suggests a continued high level of enthusiasm and commitment for A GAME OF THRONES at HBO.

    So keep your fingers crossed."
     
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    This is great news. together with the BBC thing, it clearly indicates they might be up to something.
     
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    What BBC thing?
     
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    ^ Post #144 on this thread
     
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    looking good...
     
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    *fingers crossed*
     
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    I'm really worried about this to be honest. So many chances for a big mess up. But there is always hope =/
     
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    The last time HBO and bbc cooperated they gave us rome, which is a fantastic piece of television and the effort that went into some of the accuracy there is phenomenal.

    i think its in good hands.
     
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    honestly I think its in better hands than Terry's work is - not saying that they have done a bad job, but ASOIAF just can't work like that show is being advertised or scripted - it would just fail at being ASOIAF
     
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    So good it's being shown on the Discovery Channel. It's in fantastic hands. My only concern is how they'll manage the fantasy elements, particularly the Others and the Dragons. I hope their CGI is up to scratch, hopefully they'll focus on costumes rather than effects.
     
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    my biggest grip with CGI is the fact that its often very clean looking and textures are glossed over. Hopefully they will get things right and at least blend the CGI well with the real world elements so as they don't stand out from each other too much. And they will probably have to use CGI a lot - the Direwolves, ravens.
    I wonder at their cast budget too - there are some big battles, so they will probably have to dip into CGI like LotR did for battles
     
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    well the good thing with asoiad is the battles are kept in perspective on the characters, so while large events happen it can still be done intimately.

    The really big ones are later on in the series, and likely theyre only doing AGOT for now and if that succeeds, they might have a bigger budget next time and it can go from there.

    Rome did have some subtle cgi in places for scenic shots and got away with it, which is the real test of a good production, cgi is used sparingly where nothing else will do.
     
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    Oh...my...God...

    Someone please shoot me now.

    I didn't know about it until last night, because I don't check the Sword of Truth forum, but I saw the trailer for "Legend of the Seeker". SOT has a mini series?! What?!

    That is such an injustice. They're going to produce that steaming pile of crap series and they're just now thinking about ASoIaF? You have got to be kidding me.
     
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    P.S. - The guy who plays Richard is really hot, though, so I'll probably have to watch it.
     
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    bare in mind they are made by different groups AFOIAF has the makers of Rome, whilst SOT has the makers of Xena