'Game of Thrones': EPs David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on staying true to the source material


HBO's series "Game of Thrones" arrives Sunday (April 17) with some pretty heavy expectations. It's the first fantasy series the network has ever done, and it's based on a series of books with a large and very engaged fanbase.The two guys in charge of bringing author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series to the screen get all that. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are themselves huge fans of Martin's work, and they chose not to stray too far from Martin's text in adapting the books for television."We just love the books, and we love these characters," says Benioff, whose screenwriting credits include "Troy" and "Brothers." "One of the things we said to George from the beginning is we think there's a way to do a quite faithful interpretation of this, but the way to do it would be on HBO and not go the feature[-film] way. So at least for the...



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