Hello from Benioff and Weiss
Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:30 PM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:19 AM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:39 AM
While most here are asking you to take looks at various actors (and I've joined in those threads too), I'm actually going to suggest a possible very good staff writer for you guys, Matthew Sand. I worked in film for a while and I pulled this guy's script off the slush pile like 10+ years ago and convinced my then boss to sign him - now he's got a big movie in production, Ninja Assassin (that J. Michael Straczynski did some re-writing on). I know he also did some work on Beowulf, but I don't know if anything he wrote made its way into the final film.
He's a really great guy, we became quite friendly, he works increadibly fast and the work he turns in is always very tight and polished. He's also a sci-fi/fantasy geek just like the rest of us, so he's got the right vibe from day one.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:15 AM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:20 PM
It is much appreciated that you take the time to read our suggestions.
Now, lets get started:
Please cast Peter Dinklage as Tyrion. Kidnap him if you have to! :)
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:50 PM
my wish (and I know it will remain a wish),
my sincere casting wish,
is Diane Kruger for Cersei Lannister.
It wouldn't make it any easier to breathe, but still...
have a peek at this picture - isn't that Cersei in a vulnerable moment?
Edited by Slynt, 15 November 2008 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:12 PM
Anyway, I think its cool that the two execs bother with a lowly board like ours for ideas, shows they care about the grass roots. Wish more creators/writers would get involved with the fan base outside of marketing groups and polls. Get a discourse going with the viewers/readers/whatevers. Of course that isn't always a good thing, just look at Heroes, sometimes it's best to ignore the fans as well.
Still, its pretty cool to have a direct line (so to speak) with the boys upstairs.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:02 PM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:23 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:18 AM
Wishing u (and us) the best for the serie :)
Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:10 AM
Break a leg with your adaptation!
May I ask who the sword master is goining to be? Bob Anderson? Anthony De Longis?
oh, and hi Dan and Dave!
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:36 PM
It didn't affect Harry Potter, HBO tends to take longer breaks between seasons as well, like the gap between harry potter movies.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:39 PM
Edited by Morrigan, 17 November 2008 - 04:40 PM.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:56 PM
Tommen will have a true child playing him, he has almost no lines.
Also, the harry potter actors did not age the same as the characters in the film.
HP and the sorcerer's stone came out in 01, it was shooting in probably 00, making Dan Radcliffe 10 or 11 when he started. There are 7 books, each mostly constituting 1 year (sound familiar), supposedly getting them to 18. The 5th movie came out in 2007, the sixth movie not until 2009. If the seventh doesn't start shooting until 2010, which we can expect, they'll be shooting the 7th book which is supposed to be 7 years after the first book, a full 10 years later. Ie, not the same rate.
Myrcella is already through puberty by the time she has any substantial lines, if they find a 14 year old actress for her it'll be fine. Sansa as well can start off being played by a 14 or 16 year old. No big deal there.
Bran, being a boy, you only have to worry about his voice changing, which can be fixed in post production. They'll likely pick an actor from a short family to make sure he doesn't grow too much.
The only risk I see is Arya, I imagine the producers will check into her female relatives, to make sure large breasts don't run in her family. That way, when the actress does go through puberty, it will not be as obvious and can be hidden by costume if necessary. Quite frankly they could even find a small breasted petite 16 year old to play Arya if she has a childish face, and if GRRM ever writes that Arya blossoms into a buxom lass those can be added. Movies and TV shows are riddled by teenagers playing children, it happens all the time.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:07 PM
Robb certainly wasn't growing a beard at 15, as unlikely as it would be even at 16 or 17.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:26 PM
Not so - it's more like a year a book for the first three.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:29 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:34 AM