Game Of Thrones director on why there probably shouldn't be a Game Of Thrones movie 9 months ago

Game Of Thrones director on why there probably shouldn't be a Game Of Thrones movie

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He does reveal which other HBO show should get the big screen treatment instead.

Baelor. Fire and Blood. The North Remembers. The Night Lands. The Prince of Winterfell. Valar Morghulis. Beyond The Wall.


Director Alan Taylor was behind some of the biggest and best episodes of Game Of Thrones during the show's run, so as far as people who know what the future of the show might hold, he must be right up there.

Taylor is also a successful big screen director, having delivered Thor: The Dark World and Termintor: Genysis in recent years, but his next outing is the prequel movie to one of HBO's biggest ever shows, The Sopranos.

In the run-up to the release of The Many Saints of Newark, JOE was lucky enough to chat to some of the cast and creators, including stars Ray Liotta, Michael Gandolfini, Alessandro NivolaLeslie Odom Jr. and Michela De Rossi, as well as writer David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos.

Click through for their interviews, and you can check out the full interview with Alan Taylor right here:


During our conversation with Taylor, we mentioned that outside of The Sopranos (which Taylor also directed several episodes of), some of his other HBO shows have seen the jump the big screen, including Deadwood and Sex & The City.

Considering his massively impressive TV CV also includes Six Feet Under, Oz, The West Wing, Lost, Rome, Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, we wanted to know are there any of the other shows he's worked on that he'd like to see adapted for the big screen?

Taylor told us the following:


"I almost did the Deadwood movie and it was heartbreaking to not do it. I had to drop out of the Deadwood movie to do the Sopranos movie!

"Certainly, there could be a Game Of Thrones movie, but in a way there was already a Game Of Thrones movie because the show was so big, so I'm not sure the jump to the big screen would be that different.

"I'll have to think of something more off-kilter, like a Bored To Death movie. I did the pilot to Bored To Death and that was a very unique tone and I just loved everything about it. So it would be hilarious to see that done as a movie."

For those who might not know, Bored To Death ran for three seasons on HBO from 2008 to 2011, and it involved three friends (Jason Schwartzmann, Ted Danson, Zack Galifiankis) solving private detective mysteries, and the show was created by famed writer Jonathan Ames.


When we mention that now might be the time for this to make a comeback, considering murder mysteries are very much back in fashion right now, Taylor sounds immediately on board:

"I'll tell Jonathan and Jason and we'll get everybody back together!"

The Many Saints of Newark is in Irish cinemas from Wednesday, 22 September.

Clip via Warners UK & Ireland


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