The world is slowly picking up pace after the events of the Red Wedding year 2020. The entertainment industry is fast on its wheels to make the most of the post-lockdown time. A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin is pretty busy these days as well. After the grand success of Game of Thrones, Martin is in demand pretty much everywhere, from movies to series to making video games. He recently posted on his blog Not A Blog about his ongoing ventures.
Martin wrote, “The story about the adaptation of IN THE LOST LANDS broke a week or so back. And now, hard on the heels of that, comes the announcement about another story of mine being developed as a movie.”
“‘Sandkings’ was the story I was best known for, before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE came along. Originally published in OMNI, it went on to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards (my only triple crown) and has been anthologized and reprinted more times than I can count. It was filmed once before as well, as the two-hour premiere episode of the revived OUTER LIMITS. Melinda Snodgrass did the adaptation; Beau Bridges starred, with his father and his son in supporting roles.”
He continued, “Now the story is in development once again… this time as a feature film rather than a television episode. Gore Verbinski will helm the project. Dennis Kelly is writing the script, which promises to be a closer adaptation than the OUTER LIMITS version. The new version will have a much bigger budget as well; the OUTER LIMITS simply did not have the money to do all the things that they wanted to do.”
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The fantastical world is a blissful escape from bleak reality. Humans have taken the help of myths and legends to gain temporary relief from day-to-day drudgery. At present, there are more realistic ways of living your fantasies, than simply imagining them. Shows like Game of Thrones have set the bar for the quality of fantasy TV shows. Another way of experiencing the mythical world is through video games. And a game made with the help of Game of Thrones’ creator George R. R. Martin; that’s even better!
From Software — the developer announced a new project: Elden Ring, a new game with a medieval flare. They are behind some of the famously difficult games like Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin worked with From Software director Hidetaka Miyazaki on this game. “Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat!” Martin said at the time. “The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.”
The game suffered delays due to the pandemic losses, but we might be getting a release date soon. Stay tuned for more news and leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Human activities have always posed a threat to the environment. We often tend to hurt the natural balance for our own benefits, whether it’s knowingly or otherwise. This delicate balance can be restored little by little through our collective efforts, no matter how small they are. It can be even as small as changing our vehicle. The fuel emissions caused by using petrol and diesel automobiles are not only dangerous for the environment, but they also cause serious health problems. Game of Thrones celebrities have always been conscious of environmental issues. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was last seen discussing climate-change with Ursula von der Leyen. Now, Kristofer Hivju has joined the cause by promoting Audi’s electric car, the E-Tron series.
Hivju is seen driving an E-Tron variant while singing praises for his country, Norway. Norway is a particular point of pride for Audi. According to Norway’s registration data, the E-Tron (SUV and Sportback) was the best-selling model in 2020, at 9,227 units—beating the Tesla Model 3. That’s more E-Trons than Audi sold in the U.S. in 2020 (7,202, according to Automotive News).
Looking at the current scenario, we can be assured that petrol and diesel vehicles will soon become a thing of the past. Soaring prices and low availability will force people into looking for renewable energy sources. These electric cars are going to be the wheels of tomorrow.
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Animated movies have always been pleasurable, regardless of the age-group of the audience. Moreover, if our favourite star is lending their voice to the main character, it is like icing on the cake. Veteran actor Peter Dinklage is one of those stars in the entertainment industry who is always on our favourite list. The Game of Thrones actor is voice starring in the animated movie This Was Our Pact.
Dinklage, the Emmy-winning actor is all set to voice the lead character in This Was Our Pact. The animated feature is based on a novel by Ryan Andrews. Dinklage will be lending his voice for the character of a mysterious and charismatic bear.
The story revolves around Ben, a young boy and his classmates. It was the night of the Autumn Festival. The youngsters leave on a journey to find out if the legend about the lanterns soaring off to the milky way and turning into stars is true or not. The movie is an astonishing journey filled with wondrous new sights and strange characters.
The upcoming film is a collaboration between Estuary Films and veteran animator Ken Duncan’s Studio team. No release date has been announced as of yet. Peter Dinklage will also be starring in another animated movie Hitpig. Are you excited about the movie? Tell us in the comment below!