There will be one: George RR Martin on Game of Thrones movie

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  • Updated: Sep 28, 2015 19:45 IST
Michiel Huisman, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nathalie Emmanuel and Iain Glen in a still from Game of Thrones season 5. (HBO)

George RR Martin has let slip something big. HBO will be making a big screen adaptation of the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones when ends its run on TV, says Martin who has written A Song of Ice and Fire on which the show is based.

Game Of Thrones, which is mainly filmed in Belfast, won several Emmys this year. Speaking at the HBO afterparty, author Martin said he will not be involved in the film and that show writers David Benioff and DB Weiss will be in charge, reports

Martin, who is currently writing the final two Game Of Thrones books, said: “There will be a movie but I will not be involved.

Writer George R R Martin, winner of Outstanding Drama Series for Game of Thrones, poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (AFP)

“I have too much to do. That is something HBO and 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.”

A production source said the film may go back in time.

The cast and crew of Game of Thrones pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series in the press room during the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, 20 September 2015. (EPA)

The source said: “With the Game Of Thrones universe, there is much rich material and no constraints on when that story will take place. They are looking at dipping back in time during certain periods of the series, which could be examined as a one off plot.

“That means that some of the big characters who fans have seen die on screen could be resurrected such as Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Oberyn Martell The Red Viper - and Ned Stark.”

Despite the film plans, Benioff ruled out extending the TV series to 10 seasons.

He said: “No way in hell because we know what the end is and we’re rapidly approaching it.”

Meanwhile, in one of Westros’ worst kept secret, Kit Harrington was spotted shooting for the next season in Belfast.

He was seen wearing a brown armor on a blue costume, a man-bun and his classic dark, long locks with a sword on his side. Also notice how he is not wearing the black, colours of the Night’s Watch. Hmm, what could that mean? Well of course is not in the Night’s Watch after how they treated him last season.

Olly stabbing Jon Snow (and the hearts of all the fan-girls) in the last episode.

Frankly, at this point, we know Jon Snow is coming back because what more proof could you need?

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