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OMG, nerds, this is good news!

nlindq sent me this very exciting link:

Two will play HBO's 'Game'
Tom McCarthy has come aboard to direct HBO's fantasy pilot "Game of Thrones," on which the star of his first feature, "The Station Agent's" Peter Dinklage, has been tapped for a key role.

Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, "Thrones" is described as an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Dinklage will play Tyrion, the Queen's brother who is treated as an outsider because of his size.

Why this is awesome:

  2. Tom McCarthy!!!!**

  3. HBO, people. HBO.***

* excellent actor, please see: The Station Agent.
** excellent writer/director, please see: The Station Agent, The Visitor. His movies hit all my buttons for excellently satisfying movies. Plot, character, all that good stuff _and_ humour _and_ humanity. I really really love 'em. And, for the Wire fans, he was the lying reporter in Season 5. YES.
*** this series of books being adapted for HBO means all sorts of good things: it will have style, grit, reality, and will probably not suck! I've only read the first book of the series, but I'M SO EXCITED!!!!


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May. 7th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I should throw in a few more excellents.
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