HBO announces it has acquired the rights to George R.R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Fire & Ice. The TV series will be written and produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and will be filmed in Europe or New Zealand. The two will write each episode together save one, which will be scripted by the novel’s author. The series will begin with the first book, A Game of Thrones, with the intention of each novel to inspire a seasons worth of episodes.
They tried for 50 years to make Lord of the Rings as one movie before Peter Jackson found success making three. My books are bigger and more complicated, and would require 18 movies. Otherwise, you’d have to choose one or two characters.