Entertainment George R.R. Martin new project...says it could rival Marvel

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    George R.R. Martin has a big new TV project
    'Game of Thrones' author says 'Wild Cards' could rival Marvel...

    by James Hibberd@JamesHibberd

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    (Tor Science Fiction)

    Posted August 7 2016 — 12:32 PM EDT

    The creator of Game of Thrones has a major new TV project in the works.

    Author George R.R. Martin announced that his Wild Cards anthologies have been picked up for development by Universal Cable Productions.

    “The shared world of the Wild Cards diverged from our own on September 15, 1946 when an alien virus was released in the skies over Manhattan, and spread across an unsuspecting Earth,” Martin wrote on his LiveJournal. “Of those infected, 90 percent died horribly, drawing the black queen, 9 percent were twisted and deformed into jokers, while a lucky 1 percent became blessed with extraordinary and unpredictable powers and became aces. The world was never the same.”

    Martin suggests his Wild Cards saga could rival the shared universes of Marvel and D.C.

    “Wild Cards is a series of books, graphic novels, games… but most of all it is a universe, as large and diverse and exciting as the comic book universes of Marvel and DC (though somewhat grittier, and considerably more realistic and more consistent), with an enormous cast of characters both major and minor,” he writes. “There are thousands of stories to be told in the world of the Wild Cards, and Gregory and Melinda and UPC hope to be able to tell many of them.”

    The first Wild Cards volume was published in 1986 and was a finalist for that year’s Hugo Award (ultimately losing, Martin notes, to Alan Moore’s Watchmen). Dozens of writers have contributed to the project, including Martin’s assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass (Star Trek: The Next Generation), who will executive produce the UCP series along with Gregory Noveck (Red).
     
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    GRRM is straight up trolling Game of Thrones fans now.
     
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    fat fuck needs to finish his book first! :mad:
     
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    Don't be stupid, ya moron.
     
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    I feel bad for book readers who refuse to watch the final three season of Game of Thrones until GRRM finishes the books. They will never know how the story ends. Those last two books will never be written.
     
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    He's hit a point in his life he never thought he would. He was a dorky fat kid with no money. Now he's a dorky fat guy with fame and money.
     
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    :mad:
     
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    As long as there are plenty of tits.
     
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    It's got nothing to do with Crimson Skies.
     
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    He's come a long way for a kid who lived in a housing project on the fucking Bayonne docks.
     
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    Never watched it aside from some soft-core pr0n scenes. And some CGI dragons.
     
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    Yep. I'm fairly certain he doesn't give a shit about finishing the books. He's achieved money, fame, and success.
     
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    Calm the fuck down sheep boy.
    The pic and brief summary reminded me of that game.
     
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    Maybe HBO will just start writing episodes from his press release so he can chill in a luxury box at Jets games and not write anything.
     
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    image.jpeg
     
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    You have all that in common with him! :cheer:
     
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    Unless its a pie eating contest between Martin, The Thing and The Hulk I don't think he's going to touch Marvel level.
     
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    This is great news for people who will live to see the 22nd century