On his blog, George R.R. Martin writes that the rumors are “completely false.”
He went on to say that “no one is working on any movie just now. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert’s Rebellion.”
British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star reported an “exclusive” Tuesday that George R.R. Martin, the author of the Song of Ice and Fire novels that comprise the Game of Thrones source material, had confirmed to a reporter at an Emmys after-party Sunday that a movie was indeed in development. However, the site claims that Martin said he would have no involvement, as he’s too busy finishing the remaining ‘Ice and Fire’ books, while showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are keeping the series moving forward. Here are his “quotes”:
“There will be a movie but I will not be involved. I have too much to do. That is something HBO and the DB and David are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do. The pressure is on. I am such a slow writer and the fans get upset that I don’t write faster.”
If a movie were to be made after the series wraps, that’s many years in the future and Martin or the showrunners likely wouldn’t be working on it yet anyway. And while fans have been known to watch Martin’s every move for clues about what’s coming in the Game of Thrones universe, he’s generally not made a habit of spilling the beans and dropping huge bits of news when he shouldn’t.
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