Here’s a few news-worthy items on this Thursday morning:
- A report from the Larne Times states that HBO has plans to build “a massive castle” on the site of the Magheramorne quarry (pictured below) in Northern Ireland. If I had to guess, I would say this is likely to be the
EyrieRed Keep. The article also mentions the open casting for extras that is scheduled for Saturday. If you live in Northern Ireland, be sure not to miss it as it could be your chance to appear in Game of Thrones!
- Speaking of extras, I’ve received a report of a call for extras for the Hollywood film Knights of Badassdom with Peter Dinklage that gives us a better idea of the filming dates for the film. Here are the details:
PROJECT: Knights of Badassdom (synopsis below). Not yet rated (likely R)
PRODUCER: NxNW Productions
VENUE: Feature Film
SHOOT LOCATION: Spokane, WA
CHARACTERS: Extras/Background. LARPers
We are searching for real LARPers … those who participate(d) in LARPing and have developed a character with costume. We will also be booking ‘newbie’-LARPers … those who may or may not have costumes … these could be anyone, they do not have to have LARPing experience; but all must fit the following specifications:
Male or Female. Must be 18 or older and need to play between the ages of 19 – 40. They should appear to be the sort of people that would be gamers/role players. This is a very physical film. These people will possibly be “fighting” using foam swords/foam shields, other weapons. So, their looks and agility should reflect that.
Real LARPers: July 21 – August 4
Newbies n others: July 9 – July 14
The second round of shooting indicates that filming will continue into August. This could mean that Dinklage may be a little late to the set of Thrones, depending on how long he is needed for Knights. If need be they could film scenes without Tyrion first until Dinklage arrives. Although if they are reshooting the pilot straight-away the one big scene that he will need to be present for is the feast in Winterfell. We will have to wait and see if this becomes an issue.
- Lastly, production in Belfast continues to ramp up with “GOT” signs now littering the Belfast streets, directing crew members from the Paint Hall to some unknown location (possibly the quarry set?). Rimshot has provided a photo of one of the signs. Now we just need someone to follow the signs and find out where they lead!
- Oops, forgot to mention this one (thanks for the reminder, HmR!). Russian ASOIAF fan site Westeros.ru has an interview with Dothraki creator David J. Peterson and Sai Emrys of the Language Creation Society. The interview touches on subjects such as Dothraki’s similarity to Russian, the chance we might see other created languages for Game of Thrones and Peterson’s impression of the books and the Dothraki people.
[Thanks to The_Rabbit and Rimshot for the quarry set and sign report, respectively.]