Another Making Game of Thrones post has gone up revealing a few details about the filming of an important battle scene in season 4.
Two years and two seasons on, we have returned to a location not far from the first and Neil [Marshall] is back at the helm once more. It’s still several weeks of night shoots, and being Belfast, there is still rain, but this time the fight Neil is navigating is not anywhere on the water. The planning of this battle has been taking place for months but unlike any other episode of Season 4, Neil’s will be filmed in a very concentrated burst. In fact, for many on the show – including most of the cast and the other directors, their work was complete before filming on this episode had even begun.
Throughout our shooting schedule, our crew and specialist departments are on their toes, but perhaps never more so than this season. This episode has kept the teams in stunts, armoury, prosthetics, SFX and VFX particularly busy, with camera tests and stunt rehearsals happening for several weeks beforehand.
As always, I can’t give too much away, but a little hint won’t hurt: Although this battle will not be laden with wildfire, I can say you’ve never seen an army like this on ‘Game of Thrones.’
The photo on the MGoT post looks to be one from season 2, but last month Neil Marshall himself posted this behind-the-scenes photo from the filming.
Winter Is Coming: That last line is intriguing. Book readers probably already know what Cat is referring to there and the Unsullied might even be able to make an educated guess…