Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010
I had been following production of the HBO adaption for George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and now Sci-Fi Wire have the news that they have given the go ahead for a full 10 episodes which is very cool for fantasy fans. They also have the first photo from the pilot and the full series begins shooting in June.
What do you think about the pic?
Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.
David Benioff Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss Executive Producer
Tom McCarthy Director
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER PILOT CAST SERIES REGULARS:
Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Richard Madden as Rob Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark
Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin
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Posted by LiveFor on December 5, 2009
In his new film DOUBLE TAKE, acclaimed director Johan Grimonprez (dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y) casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. The master says all the wrong things at all the wrong times while politicians on both sides desperately clamor to say the right things, live on TV.
DOUBLE TAKE targets the global rise of fear-as-a-commodity, in a tale of odd couples and hilarious double deals. As television hijacks cinema, and the Khrushchev and Nixon kitchen debate rattles on, sexual politics quietly take off and Alfred himself emerges in a dandy new role on the TV, blackmailing housewives with brands they can’t refuse.
Bestselling novelist Tom McCarthy (Remainder, Tintin and the Secret of Literature) writes a plot of personal paranoia to mirror the political intrigue in which Hitchcock and his elusive double increasingly obsess over the perfect murder of each other!
Subverting a meticulous array of TV footage, Grimonprez traces catastrophe culture’s relentless assault on the home, from the inception of televised images to our present day zapping neurosis. DOUBLE TAKE is edited by Tyler Hubby (The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Welcome to Death Row) and Dieter Diependaele.
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Posted by LiveFor on May 7, 2009
Tom McCarthy has come aboard to direct HBO’s fantasy pilot Game of Thrones, on which the star of his first feature, The Station Agent’s Peter Dinklage, has been tapped for a key role according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire novels, “Thrones” is described as an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Dinklage will play Tyrion, the Queen’s brother who is treated as an outsider because of his size.
“Thrones” is to begin filming this autumn in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in what the country’s First Minister Peter Robinson hails as “the first TV production of such vast size and scale that has been filmed in Northern Ireland.”
“Thrones” marks the first TV directorial gig for McCarthy, an actor who wrote and directed two features, 2003′s “Station Agent” and 2007′s “The Visitor,” both of which landed him Indie Spirit Awards. On the acting side, McCarthy next appears in 2012.
McCarthy is a bit of an odd choice to direct this piece of fantasy as his previous work has revolved about quirky stories set in the here and now. Mind you, both his features have been excellent little movies and he may bring a different style to the proceedings that will hopefully make this something a bit special.
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