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Posted by Arwen on Mar 02, 2010 Articles, Game Of Thrones 0 Comments

Winter is, indeed, coming.

HBO has greenlighted highly anticipated fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

The premium network has picked up the project for a first season debut next spring (below is the first released photo from the series). Nine episodes plus the pilot have been ordered. Production will begin in Belfast this June.

From the moment the project was first announced in development, the series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has generated enormous, perhaps unprecedented, online interest for a series at such an early stage.

The sprawling tale set in the mythical land of Westeros tells the story of the noble Stark family who become caught up in high court intrigue when patriarch Eddard (played by Sean Bean) becomes the king’s new right-hand man. The four-and-counting books in the series would each be used as one season of the series.

Unlike many fantasy novels, the “Thrones” series largely avoids relying on magical elements and instead goes for brutal realism — think “Sopranos” with swords. Martin, a former TV writer (“Beauty and the Beast”), writes each chapter as a cliffhanger, which should lend itself well to series translation.

Source: THRFeed

Posted by Arwen on Feb 19, 2010 Other Projects 0 Comments

Sunday 7 March
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Tennant and Liam Brennan star in Donna Franceschild’s dramatisation of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel about migrant workers in Thirties California, whose dream of one day owning a place of their own is tragically destroyed.

Of Mice And Men explores the friendship between George Milton and Lennie Small via the last three days in Lennie’s life.

On the run from a town where Lennie has been accused of rape, they pick up new jobs on a ranch further north – a place where the boss has recently married a flirtatious young woman.

She’s trouble, however, and George knows it, so he warns Lennie about the woman. They dream about a better life – a life they think is just around the corner. The boss’s wife then finds Lennie alone in the barn and their dream is ripped apart.

David Tennant stars as George Milton and Liam Brennan as Lennie Small. The cast also features Jude Akuwudike as Carlson/Crooks; Christopher Fairbank as Candy; Melody Grove as Curley’s wife; Neil McKinven as Slim; and Richard Madden as Curley.

Source: BBC.co.uk

Posted by Arwen on Feb 16, 2010 Articles 1 comment

He is one of the hottest young acting talents in the business but making it on to the Eligibles list is not the only accolade Richard has got recently.
He won Most Stylish Male at the Scottish Style Awards in October and has also been named in Esquire’s Hottest Stars for 2010 list. The young actor, who starred in Hope Springs as well as the National Theatre of Scotland’s Be Near Me, is tipped for mainstream glory this year, and will be starring in the new film Chatroom and TV series Game of Thrones.

Dream date? Get some front-row seats for the theatre, and remind him of where his passions lie.

Greatest achievement in life? Overcoming playground bullying at school in Renfrewshire to become a successful actor.

Dream job? Madden says he knew in his heart that he wanted to become an actor. But the careers adviser had him down for a career in computer science.

Turn-on? Someone that supports his dreams and who is independent.

Turn-off? Clinginess.

Single and celebrating? Yes, but you’re going to have to be quick for this hotshot.

Source: Scotsman.com

Posted by Arwen on Feb 02, 2010 New Layout 0 Comments

Thanks to the amazing Amanda, the site has a new beautiful layout!! What do you guys think about it? ^__^ As for the rest, there is no news on the horizon, so let’s wait and hope for “A Game of Thrones” to be picked up!

Posted by Arwen on Jan 28, 2010 Game Of Thrones 0 Comments

TCA — HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo says the dailies for highly anticipated fantasy series “Game of Thrones” look “fantastic” and the project looks very strong for a series pickup.
“Everything looks fantastic,” said Lombardo, who’s become a fan of the George R.R. Martin books upon which the project is based. “The director got great performances. Unlike a lot of projects like this, everything was shot on location. It has such a rich texture that it looks more expensive than it actually was.”
Game of thrones The network spent $5 million-$10 million on the pilot to bring castle Winterfell to life. Lombardo says executives are “sitting on pins and needles” waiting for a rough cut in two weeks.
“The fantasy is so incidental, it has a very adult tone,” Lombardo said. “You forget it’s fantasy while you’re watching it, and that’s what I love about it.”
The pilot will employ some CGI, for backgrounds, the story’s “direwolves” (a mixture of real animals and CGI) and dragon eggs.
Also, like in the books, each family in the story will have its own color pallet for clothing and armor.
If all goes well, Lombardo said, “Game of Thrones” will be on HBO in spring 2011 — “March or April.”
“I would be surprised if it doesn’t [get greenlit],” Lombardo said. “It has everything going for it.”

Source: THR