There might be a “Game of Thrones” movie…or several

George R.R. Martin has been mulling over a few script ideas

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There might be a "Game of Thrones" movie...or several (Credit: HBO)

“A Song of Ice and Fire” writer and “Game of Thrones” executive producer George R.R. Martin has hinted that there could be a movie related to the hit HBO series based on his books — if not several.

“It all depends on how long the main series runs,” he told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet of the show’s Season 4 premiere in New York. “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.”

There’s another film possibility in “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” Martin’s three novellas set in Westeros 90 years before the “Ice and Fire” fantasy series begins.

“They could be the basis for [a film],” Martin said. “I have written these three stories, and I have about a dozen more.”

But Martin has other, more pressing worries at the moment — like finishing writing the fantasy series before HBO catches up with it.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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