Winter is coming…to a big screen near you! HBO will release the final two episodes of the fourth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to IMAX theaters later this month. Could a legit movie adaptation be next?
Our prayers have been answered! A Game of Thrones movie is hitting the silver screen–kinda. HBO has just announced that, before returning for its upcoming season, the network’s most popular series will be given a special screening in IMAX theaters, and even an exclusive new look at the upcoming season.
‘Game of Thrones’ Heading to IMAX
Prior to the season five premiere, two episodes of Game of Thrones will be screened in 150 IMAX theaters. The showings will begin on Jan. 23 for a single week and, perhaps most excitingly, along with the episodes the screenings will also include an exclusive trailer for the upcoming season. Yes, please!
According to IMAX, the unprecedented event will mark the first time that a television series has ever been repurposed to be presented in theaters this way. Well, if there’s any show that perfectly lends itself to the big screen, it’s got to be the thrilling Game of Thrones.
Can We Expect a ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie?
With HBO presenting single episodes of the show in theaters, it might be safe to assume that a legitimate film version could be in the future, right? Well, not so fast.
Although the author of the Game of Thrones books (which the show is based on), George R.R. Martin, has said that he’d like to see the show’s seventh and final season conclude with a feature film, HBO hasn’t shown much interest in the idea because their business plan mainly focuses on television subscribers.
Come on, HBO! Don’t crush our dreams like that!
Do you guys plan to attend an IMAX screening? Are you dying with anticipation for the new season to start?
— Casey Mink