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Game of Thrones has a problem: the show is catching up with the books. How do we fix this problem? Well, George R. R. Martin has some ideas. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the Season 4 premiere Martin let it be known he and the show runners were considering several potential remedies, including feature-length films.

"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. Those dragons get real big, you know."

He clarified that the movies could take place 90 years before the novels, revolving around Ser Duncan the Tall and young Aegon Targaryen, and that Warner Bros. (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) would be a good fit for HBO should feature films be made.

My Take:

I think feature films would be perfect for the show, especially with the ever increasing needs of HBO's visual effects budget. Enter: Warner Bros. Unfortunately, the help of a bid budget studio still won't alleviate the matter of Martin's level of haste being on par with that of Treebeard, at least in the writing department. Those kids are growing up fast, and it may be difficult for viewers to accept that a twelve-year-old Stark boy's voice would drop an octave as he shaves his five o'clock shadow. First Westeros problems...

I believe HBO has several options; so, naturally, let's vote on them!


What should HBO do?


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