After Lordy and his Better Off Ted post, back today to our regular scheduled programming with a few news as Comic-Con nears.
To start us off, news that you probably know by now: Sean Benn is set to play the lead role on HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation.
We talked a bit about the show when it was first picked up back in November but just to refresh your memory, the show is a fantasy series based off George R.R. Martin’s 7-book series, A Song of Fire & Ice.
THR describes the story as “a battle among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession that ensures survival through a 40-year winter to come”.
As for Benn, he’s set to play one of the title roles, Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark.
You may have heard as well about Futurama chainging its voice cast.
I probably won’t watch the new seasons if they do indeed replace Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Di Maggio, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarche (amongst others).
I’m still hoping though that FOX TV are only auditioning new actors as a bargaining chip. The move was previously (successfully) used on The Simpsons.
There have been a few pictures as well regarding the 2010 Prince of Persia movie based on the popular video game.
Check ’em out:
There’s also this live-action Voltron movie that is starting to come together nicely with Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander acquiring the rights.
Let’s not forget another live-action adaptation, Turtle Ninjas, which unsurprisingly nabbed John Fusco as its writer. The movie is set to come out around 2011.
I wonder what the current entertainment industry would look like without all the remakes and adaptations…