Canal+ in Spain has been doing a fantastic job marketing Game of Thrones, or Juego de Tronos, as it is called in Spanish. They have been steadily releasing new photos and interviews and even trailers with added commentary.
We’ve remarked previously on the new photos that Canal+ Spain has released on their Thrones Facebook page. They recently released a new one of Harry Lloyd as Viserys, which you can see to the right.
In addition to new photos, Canal+ has granted Spanish geek news site, Zona Fandom, access to some new interviews that have been
uploaded onto Zona Fandom’s YouTube channel. (UPDATE: These interviews were supposed to be under embargo until Apr 1st, but Canal+ released them early by mistake. They will be active again at the appointed time in the same location.) One interview is with David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and the other with Peter Dinklage. We have embedded both, along with a trailer with added commentary, after the break for your viewing pleasure.
And lastly is this trailer, with added commentary by famous Spanish filmmaker (and fan of the books) Alex de la Iglesia. The added commentary is in Spanish, obviously, but WiC reader Rinoa De La Pica has provided a rough translation.
Translation: The best material it has been written in epic fantasy, fun, passionate, is Game of Thrones. GRRM is a genius, I can’t say otherwise. It’s a delight to become absorbed in this world. He is a good artisan when it comes time to hook on, he uses the reader almost as an audience, and he has his mechanisms to manage the story to move forward in an unstoppable way. It’s a kind of Middle Age world, where it does exist witchcraft, there are huge and enormous wolves (I hope they create better wolves than those of Twilight).
There are characters who live in castles. The intrigue, the thirst for vengueance and the greed are common everyday.
There are a lot from England in this story, but on the other hand it has been set in a fantastical enviroment as in the Dungeon & Dragons or LOTR. It also recalls the War of the Roses. The story is strongly erotic, well, erotic is an old-fashioned word. Let’s say it’s very very dirty. It’s very exciting.
And then, the characters. Damn, they have so many things… I am looking forward to see how they make the series.The wall, how are the characters, There are so many characters, I don’t want to tell you but I really want to see who is playing the “dwarf”.