From Winter is Coming:

Yesterday I posted some images from Game of Thrones, the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. It proved rather popular. So to that end, above is the behind-the-scenes video from which all those images were pulled by the lovely folk at Winter is Coming.

It’s great to see Martin so excited about the series (regardless of the fact that it’s a promo piece, Martin’s seems honestly impressed by what he’s seen on set. I also get hot and sweaty whenever I see Sean Bean do anything. I ruined my pants when he was talking about the television series. Dinklage has all of Tyrion’s charisma and charm; Jon looks great; Maisie Williams’ smirk is Arya. Just lovely to see some of these characters in motion.

A brief, but tantalizing look at some post-production footage from the film. Unlike the behind-the-scenes trailer, this footage better represents what the series will probably look like once it comes to television in 2011. It’s dark, moody and suited to the overall tone of A Song of Ice and Fire, but I hope it can also retain Martin’s touch for humour and light-heartedness. Can’t wait to see a proper full-length trailer.

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  • Chase September 15, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Seeing Mr. Martin himself approve of what they are doing makes me even more exited than I was! I really hope they get it right, cause the book is a classic.

  • TankSpill September 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I haven’t read the series yet – I picked up the first book when it came out back in ’96 or so and wasn’t extremely impressed. It reminded me too much of what fantasy would be like if Stephen King was writing it more often. But now I’m feeling the urge to try it out again, with the series coming out soon.

  • Gabriele September 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I also get hot and sweaty whenever I see Sean Bean do anything.

    Aidan, did you keep things from us? :D

    Though I can understand the feelings. ;)

  • Sarah September 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    It’s great to see that GRRM is approving of the set and all that. I’m so excited for that show!

  • Zeitzeugin September 16, 2010 at 4:50 am

    That is so awsome!
    I’m very excited and everytime I see pictures or videos about that show i get goosebumps ;)