Discussion in 'Community' started by Sith_Lord_Linkoping, Nov 12, 2008.
Here's some interesting news today.
Huzzah! I'm a big fan of the books, so I'm looking forward to this immensely.
We've now got a director and first casting--Tyrion Lanister!
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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.
Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling "Songs of Fire and Ice" 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 outsier because of his size.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss penned the pilot script and are exec producing. HBO Entertainment president-turned-producer Carolyn Strauss, Management 360's Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and Martin serve as co-exec producers, and Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger are producers.
"Thrones" is slated to film in the third quarter 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."
Dinklage, repped by manager David Ginsberg and attorney Karl Austen, is filming two features: the indie "Pete Smalls Is Dead," which he also co-produces, and Screen Gems/Sidney Kimmel's remake of "Death at a Funeral."
"Thrones" marks the first TV directorial gig for the Gersh-repped 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."
Dinklage is note perfect for the role of Tyrion. He played the noble dwarf in Prince Caspian, which when I saw him I said to myself: "That's Tyrion. There he is, up on the screen." Turns out the casting directors for GoT agreed with me!
In related news, my wife considers Dinklage the hottest little person alive. Size matters not, indeed.
Great news, even if i never read the books.
Dinklage can play both the lighter comical side of Tyrion, as well as the dark and sinister side of the character. This is a very good casting choice.
Dinklage is terrific in Prince Caspian -- his eyes convey rivers of emotion, and his voice is grizzled canker with an undercurrent of sorrow, a hint of lost love. Note-perfect for Tyrion.
I hope this is going to be similar to Rome a little bit.
I remember hearing that the funding for Rome got cut "specifically" for GoT.
Haven't seen this posted anywhere else, but Holly Marie Combs (Piper from Charmed) has been cast as Catelyn Stark.
Ugh...I don't see it. At all.
I stand corrected.
It won't be the same without the constant nipple mentions, the rape and female subjugation to men and lets be honest, when they get to book / season 4 they're not going to show mothers and daughter girls stripped naked to waiter vicious pirates.
They show all of that (and more) on The Sopranos!
Lets not forget the public orgys that went on in Rome also.
I think they will get raunchy with it, but I think that Dany will have to be at least 17(in show) for her to show her stuff. I don't think that even if the actor is 18 and they say she is 14 if they will let her show anything?
Exn the season finale of The Tudors: Katherine Howard is said to be 17 and the actor goes topless. I know she is over 18 in real life.
Hmmm. I tend to think as long the actress is at least 18, even if the character is fictionally 14, they can get away with it. There were anti-pornography laws passed in the early 90s in the US, which prevented 18+ actresses from dressing/behaving like little girls, under the idea that such fantasy promoted pedophilia; but these laws have been challenged and I don't think they apply any longer.
That all said, I don't think it will be a creative impediment to the series if Dany wears a top.
Katherine Howard was actually said to be fifteen on the show (the "seventeen" was a joking lie by her, which was responded to by "I wonder who taught her to count") and she went a bit more than topless in her last episode. So it wouldn't be unprecedented for Dany's situation to be put on screen. They'll likely bump up the ages of all the child characters to make the production easier for everyone, though.
I have not seen it. I am a gent of distinction. Fine diction, soaped in the decorum of...
Who am I kidding. I want to see Stark's horse face roll off that chopping block.
Dude, what do you have against Stark? He's a noble and good-hearted character. Plus you're giving away spoilers!
The books been out for thirteen years. I think the spoiler time limit expired.
I missed that competely her being 15. I remember the counting joke though.
I'm not a mod (anymore) so this is just a suggestion, but many people here have not read the books and are nonetheless looking forward to the TV show. If we start discussing who gets killed and when and under what circumstances, I just tend to think it will ruin the surprise for those who want to enjoy the HBO series but have not read the books.
Maybe we can highlight spoilers in black, like so: Dany is the Mother of Dragons.
May I ask the SFF mods what their opinion on this issue is?
If a book has been out for that long, then covering up spoilers is not necessary.
By the way, I got around to reading the Bible. Jesus dies.
Jesus is rather a false analogy given that his death and rebirth constitute the foundation of Western religious thought and are inextricably tied up with our culture.
Game of Thrones? Not so much.
I'm just trying to be considerate to those who haven't read the books, but are intrigued by the HBO series. We're discussing the series here. Also, thanks for chiming in, but I did ask for the Mods' opinions on this question.