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« on: May 06, 2009, 11:49:42 PM »

Tyrion is cast.  it'll be interesting to see who they tap for the other roles, any guesses?  I doubt there will be alot of big names, but probably a few small time names.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 05:11:38 PM »

I liked him in Threshold, and think he could do a good job as Tyrion.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 05:14:00 PM »

I knew who it had to be before I even clicked the link. He's a really good actor and I think he'll do great in the role.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 05:36:52 PM »

So, people really think this will be good? I mean, as in a good rendition of the books? That would be really awesome, there's too few good fantasy series, they all seem to be kinda like Xena, productioncost wise.

IF this succeds, and gets succes, it could open up for other series to be filmed...perhaps even series like Malazan book of the fallen, or wheel of time  eek
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 05:44:19 PM »

The big difference between this and most fantasy series is simple:  This is on HBO (or Showtime), not on syndicated TV.  Thus, they can actually be relatively true to the books, which are .... very dark in places.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 06:34:42 PM »

This will suck.  Just wanted to make sure I got my vote in early.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 06:42:34 PM »

I bet there will be lots and lots of boobies in this.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 07:44:27 PM »

Quote from: Zarkon on May 07, 2009, 05:44:19 PM

The big difference between this and most fantasy series is simple:  This is on HBO (or Showtime), not on syndicated TV.  Thus, they can actually be relatively true to the books, which are .... very dark in placeshave one or two pages of happiness in them.
Love the books...hopefully this will turn out decent. I don't expect the series to ever be finished.

Someone suggested Timothy Dalton as Ned Stark?!?!?!?!?!  icon_eek
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 08:07:04 PM »

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 07, 2009, 07:44:27 PM

Someone suggested Timothy Dalton as Ned Stark?!?!?!?!?!  icon_eek

That's insane. Stark isn't described as a huge man, but he's got to be somebody who can realistically swing Ice around, which is described as being an enormous greatsword. That doesn't sound like Dalton to me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 08:14:26 PM »

Sounds like they're angling to get something to compete with The Tudors. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 10:59:36 PM »

Note:  Valyrian Steel is supposedly very light weight.  For those who remember their D&D, imagine the weapon equivalent of Elvish Chain.  That being said?  Whoever plays Ned should have muscles, simply because of wearing armor and wielding weaponry often.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 11:03:44 PM »

hepcat, my original post I said "think Tudors with a coat of paint', but I deleted out the entire rambling diatribe.  That's why I went with the short version.
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 11:38:19 PM »

I wonder if they could work Ian McShane into a role.  I liked him as the king in Kings.
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 11:41:55 PM »

Quote from: Big Jake on May 07, 2009, 11:03:44 PM

hepcat, my original post I said "think Tudors with a coat of paint', but I deleted out the entire rambling diatribe.  That's why I went with the short version.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 11:50:16 PM »

Quote from: Zarkon on May 07, 2009, 05:11:38 PM

I liked him in Threshold, and think he could do a good job as Tyrion.
 
Forget Threshold, dude was awesome in Underdog. smile
   
Seriously, though, I do think it's great casting. He was very good in Prince Caspian, too.
 
Here's hoping they can do a good job with the series, but I think it'll be like trying to make a mini-series out of The Stand.
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009, 12:02:26 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 07, 2009, 11:38:19 PM

I wonder if they could work Ian McShane into a role.  I liked him as the king in Kings.

I'm sure they could, but they'd probably want to save "name" actors for key roles - no sense wasting one on a small role with just a few scattered lines here and there. I'm not thinking of too many that he'd fit. Not fat enough to be Robert B., not blonde enough to be Tywin L., totally wrong for Walder Frey..., etc. Jorah Mormont is a possibility, I suppose. Stannis is also a possibility, but he's not at all how I picture Stannis.

Actually, he could be a good fit for either Hoster or Brynden Tully. Or for that matter, Barristan Selmy (who's going to need to be played by a younger actor than the role would normally call for, in order to do the necessary combat and not look like Obi Wan in Star Wars trying to swing a light saber around). Balon Greyjoy perhaps? Most of these guys I can't really recall their physical descriptions.

Of course, not all of these guys are necessarily in A Game of Thrones, either, to any great extent. Selmy's role isn't too big. The Tullys aren't in it at all as I recall, nor is Jorah Mormont. At least I don't think so. Man, it's amazing how much the books run together when you always read them as a set.

It would be cool if they could find a role for Roy Dotrice. After his amazing work on the audiobooks, he deserves to be a part of it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 12:16:31 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on May 07, 2009, 08:14:26 PM

Sounds like they're angling to get something to compete with The Tudors. 

Didn't Showtime order The Tudors to compete with Rome?
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2009, 12:20:39 AM »

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on May 08, 2009, 12:16:31 AM

Quote from: hepcat on May 07, 2009, 08:14:26 PM

Sounds like they're angling to get something to compete with The Tudors. 

Didn't Showtime order The Tudors to compete with Rome?

the fourth season of Tudors is supposed to be the last anyways.
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 01:39:06 AM »

The director is the writer/director/actor of/in The Station Agent and The Visitor, both of which were pretty good.  My hopes are not shattered yet.
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2009, 10:30:01 PM »

Sean Bean is Ned Startk!  thumbsup
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2009, 08:28:23 AM »

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on July 20, 2009, 10:30:01 PM

Sean Bean is Ned Startk!  thumbsup

oh my - this has just gotten a lot more interesting for me...now they just need Luke Goss as well!
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2009, 09:02:50 AM »

The casting news has me excited and I decided to re-read Game of Thrones for a refresher before the show starts.  Sean Bean should be awesome as Ned Stark.
There's some more casting news and pics on GRRM's site.  I don't know them but the pics shown look like good casting.

Robert Baratheon - Mark Addy
Joffrey - Jack Gleeson
Viserys - Harry Lloyd
Jon Snow - Kit Harington
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2009, 12:03:22 PM »

Those are some high-quality pictures on that blog  saywhat
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2009, 02:16:39 PM »

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on July 20, 2009, 10:30:01 PM

Sean Bean is Ned Startk!  thumbsup

about the character:

Spoiler for Hiden:
it's been awhile, but doesn't Ned die early on?
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2009, 03:20:37 PM »

CeeKay:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He dies at the very end of the first book, which will be the very end of the first season of the show. He'll probably feature in flashbacks later though.
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2009, 03:22:10 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on July 22, 2009, 03:20:37 PM

CeeKay:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He dies at the very end of the first book, which will be the very end of the first season of the show. He'll probably feature in flashbacks later though.

thanks, I thought that was the case.  after awhile it gets kind of hard to keep track of those things in the series.
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« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2009, 04:36:51 PM »

McShane would make a great "The Hound" Sandor Clegane
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« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2009, 05:54:22 PM »

Mark Addy is a great choice for Robert, and Bean is perfect for Ned.  I was pretty skeptical about this show, but this news is certainly encouraging.
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2009, 12:29:49 AM »

some more casting news.
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2009, 01:35:44 AM »

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That was supposed to take us to...?
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2009, 05:56:05 PM »

For those of us who like pictures...

House Stark:


Ned Stark: Sean Bean


Catelyn Stark: Jennifer Ehle


Robb Stark: Richard Madden


Jon Snow: Kit Harrington


Sansa Stark: Sophie Turner


Arya Stark: Maisie Williams

House Greyjoy:


Theon Greyjoy: Alfie Allen

House Lannister:


Tyrion Lannister: Peter Dinklage


Joffrey Lannister: Jack Gleeson


Jaimie Lannister: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

House Baratheon:


Robert Baratheon: Mark Addy

House Targaryen:


Daenerys Targaryen: Tamzin Merchant


Viserys Targaryen: Harry Lloyd


Ser Jorah Mormont: Iain Glen
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2009, 06:06:16 PM »

I'm not sure I'd put Jorah Mormont in House Targaryen.
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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2009, 06:21:55 PM »

They seem like pretty fitting castings so far.  We'll see how it all comes together as a whole, but it's not looking bad yet.
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« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2009, 06:49:33 PM »

Thanks Gryndyl.  smile

The only one that doesn't seem to fit is Daenerys.  That actress seems a bit too, I dunno, waifish.  Then again, I suppose that would fit for events in AGOT.
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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2009, 06:56:13 PM »

I'm actually excited about this series- Sean Bean is one my all time favorites (Loved him in LOTR "I care not" and in Equilibirum where he read poetry), and the books are great, AND we need more good fantasy movies...

also, there is a small, very small hope, that if this succeds well, we might get to see a similar project based on the Malazan books

edit: to reflect that its a series, not a movie
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« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2009, 07:29:14 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on August 22, 2009, 06:49:33 PM

Thanks Gryndyl.  smile

The only one that doesn't seem to fit is Daenerys.  That actress seems a bit too, I dunno, waifish.  Then again, I suppose that would fit for events in AGOT.

I never got the idea that Dany was anything but waifish from any of the books.

GRRM approved of her being chosen, so she must fit his view of what the character looks like.
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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2009, 07:33:28 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on August 22, 2009, 06:56:13 PM

I'm actually excited about this movie - Sean Bean is one my all time favorites (Loved him in LOTR "I care not" and in Equilibirum where he read poetry), and the books are great, AND we need more good fantasy movies...

also, there is a small, very small hope, that if this succeds well, we might get to see a similar project based on the Malazan books

Er, it's a TV show, not a movie. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2009, 07:42:24 PM »

oh, I know - just a slip of the mind when I wrote it..I'll change it now :-)
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« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2009, 07:48:04 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on August 22, 2009, 06:56:13 PM

I'm actually excited about this series- Sean Bean is one my all time favorites (Loved him in LOTR "I care not" and in Equilibirum where he read poetry), and the books are great, AND we need more good fantasy movies...

also, there is a small, very small hope, that if this succeds well, we might get to see a similar project based on the Malazan books

edit: to reflect that its a series, not a movie

Then you need to go look up Sharpe's Rifles and the ensuing series of films.  Sean Bean front and center as an officer promoted from the ranks during the Napoleonic Wars.
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« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2009, 11:44:45 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on August 22, 2009, 06:06:16 PM

I'm not sure I'd put Jorah Mormont in House Targaryen.

I stuck him there as he's basically a retainer for them and House Mormont isn't really a player in the stories. Maybe I should have a miscellaneous category.
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