Game of Thrones Reboot with
Peter Jackson Directing
I have been pretty amused that with all that's wrong in our world a notable portion of my friends have been more outraged by the growing differences between the story being told on the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" and the books in the "Song of Fire & Ice" series by George RR Martin than they are about issues like the drought that is slowly undoing the State where we live.
Look, I feel for those of you who are really angry that GOT is harshing your Fire & Ice buzz. Honestly, I about lost it when David Lynch did his bizarre - loosely based on the book - translation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction masterpiece "Dune" back in the mid-1980's. What WAS that? It was freaky and in time I just decided that it was sort of its own thing.
I get that far too often great literature is butchered by filmmakers when we (because I do work in the film industry from time-to-time) get the rights to a book and turn it into a movie.
To you Fire and Ice purists, I know more than a stadium-full of comic book ultra-nerd-geeks who have gone nearly postal over the extremely liberal rehashing of their beloved comic story lines (X-Men, Avengers, Spiderman, Superman, and the list goes on).
It seems to me that the only guy living on this rock that is truly capable of taking "A Song of Fire and Ice" and translating every book onto the screen with flawless attention to detail (while not boring us to death or make us seriously want to contemplate self-cannibalism in the theater) is Peter Jackson.
All we need is around 6 billion dollars for the budget and the next 30 years for principle photography and post-production.