In today’s edition of Metro newspaper in Sweden, there is a short interview with David Benioff. In it he discusses his book City of Thieves, Wolverine and touches briefly on his involvment with Game of Thrones, with the big news being a possible confirmation of shooting location and time. Below is the blurb about Thrones, translated into English. For those interested, a poster at the Westeros forums has, very kindly, translated the whole interview into English.
- I loved fantasy stories before I turned 13, 14 and began noticing girls. But George RR Martins tales are more complex. It’s more human stories than battle against evil monsters. As a writer for TV (HBO) I also get more responsibility. I’m involved in casting, who gets to direct and so on. We’ll begin filming in Ireland in October.
Winter Is Coming: Well this is an interesting place to break the news about a finalized shooting location and when they plan to start filming. A Swedish newspaper? Well at least we have more info now. Ireland seemed like the obvious choice from the start. The Tudors films there, so I imagine a lot of locations might be reused from that show. October seems like a long way off but with all the casting, set designing, costuming, etc. that needs to go into this, I guess it is a necessary wait. That means that we are certainly not going to be seeing this show until, I would guess, fall of 2010. If it gets picked up that is.