Rumors of a “Game of Thrones” movie is making the rounds online. Rightfully, superstar author George R.R. Martin has finally confirmed the truth about the reports.
The “GoT” author has denied reports that there will be film adaptation of his novel and hit television series.
British tabloid The Daily Star reported earlier this week that Martin confirmed that a “GoT” movie is the work.
The tabloid quoted Martin saying during the Emmys afterparty, “There will be a movie but I will not be involved.”
According to the UK publication, Martin added, “I have too much to do. That is something HBO and [producers] D.B. [Weiss] and David [Benioff] 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.”
However, the author stressed in his LiveJournal page that the publication’s report is false.
“No one is working on any movie just now. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert’s Rebellion,” Martin wrote.
The Huffington Post also noted that in a statement sent by Martin, he said, “There’s been talk about it. I’d love to see one, but nothing is decided.”
The big screen adaptation will reportedly roll when the fantasy TV drama ends.
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo had said during the Television Critics Association summer press tour that they are looking for at least eight seasons for “Game of Thrones.”
Lombardo said: “Seven and out was never in the conversation. The question is how much beyond the seventh season we’re going to do. I think the creators feel like there are maybe two more seasons after 6. I’d love to change their minds, but that’s what they’re thinking right now.”
The production of sixth season of GoT is currently underway in Belfast, Ireland. It is set to premiere late March or early April next year.
GRRM had also earlier said he may not write an episode for the upcoming season of the HBO-hit drama series because he is tied up finishing “The Winds of Winter,” the seven part “Song of Ice and Fire” series in which “GoT” season six is supposed to be based on. Martin did pen some of the episodes in the first four seasons GoT.