Quick Hits: Gerardis talks Blackwater, more awards, and TITANCON
- Brazilian site Pop TV recently had a chance to interview Game of Thrones co-producer Vince Gerardis. Vince talked about his involvement in getting Thrones off the ground, and also talked about his one disappointment for season two: [he wished for more of] the Blackwater sequence
is “only” 16 minutes long [to be reproduced on screen, but you only have that many minutes available. Nevertheless, what you see in episode 9 is simply fantastic]. He also reveals that there have been discussions to adapt Martin’s Dunk & Egg novellas [and other material], although it is unclear whether the talks were with HBO or some other movie/TV studio. At any rate, Vince says there are no plans to adapt the novellas currently, [as the novel adaptation deserves and demands their full artistic attention].
- UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Westeros.org has explored some issues of transcription and translation of the Gerardis interview, and corrected the mistakes and misunderstandings. The information above has been amended. Most notably, there has been no mention of any specific minute count!
- The visual effects team on Game of Thrones has won two VES Awards, one for outstanding supporting effects for “Winter is Coming” and one for best created environment for The Wall. Congrats to BlueBolt and the rest of the team!
- Unfortunately, Game of Thrones was shut out at the Irish Film & TV Awards last night, despite being nominated in 5 categories. The night wasn’t a total loss for Thrones cast members though, as Aidan Gillen picked up a win as best actor for his role in the Irish drama series Love/Hate.
- The new website for TitanCon 2012 has just launched. The guest list for this year’s con includes Kristian Nairn, Miltos Yerolemou, Art Parkinson, Aimee Richardson and storyboard artist William Simpson. More guests to come, hopefully. Tickets go on sale Feb 18th (last year’s attendees should check their email for a special offer).