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Game of Thrones creator mulling a movie

20 March 2014

A Martin always pays his debts.

Games of Thrones may conclude with a movie, creator George RR Martin has confirmed.

The epic fantasy TV series, currently airing on Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the US, is based on Martin’s best-selling line of novels A Song of Fire and Ice.

Speaking at the Season 4 premiere in New York, the author speculated on how it might all end.

"It all depends on how long the main series runs," Martin told reporters. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours.”

Martin raised the prospect of a prequel which looks at the origins of Westeros. A trilogy of novellas, Tales of Dunk and Egg, details events 90 years before the time of Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister.

The fantasy writer still has two books in his planned series of seven to complete, and the scale of his universe continues to grow.

Whetting the appetite of Thrones fans everywhere, Martin noted: “those dragons get real big, you know."

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Game of Thrones seasons 1-3 are available as boxsets on Sky now.

Season 4 premieres exclusively on Sky Atlantic on April 7th, 2014.