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Everything we know about George R.R. Martin’s new fantasy film ‘The Ice Dragon’

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George R.R. Martin will be producing his 1980 children’s book for the big screen

He’s become one of the most important storytellers of our time and Game of Thrones maestro George R.R. Martin is getting another chance to dazzle us with his latest film project The Ice Dragon.

According to Deadline, Warner Animation Group will be adapting his 1980 children’s book for the big screen.

Martin will be serving as a producer on the animated film – while also finishing off his next Thrones book The Winds of Winter and being involved with his epic new sci-fi TV show Nightflyers.

Everything we know about George R.R. Martin’s new fantasy film ‘The Ice Dragon’

The front cover of The Ice Dragon, from Martin’s fantastic LiveJournal

For a flavour of what The Ice Dragon’s all about, here’s a synopsis:

From ancient times the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child―and the ice dragon who loved her―could save her world from utter destruction.

While this may sound remarkably similar to the magical world of Westeros, Martin has in fact confirmed that the two are not related.

Back in 2015, a fan asked the author on his LiveJournal: “Is The Ice Dragon in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire?” The bearded wordsmith replied: “No, it is not. The world of Ice and Fire did not exist when I wrote The Ice Dragon.”

When we find out even more about the project, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Meanwhile, in GoT-related news, Emilia Clarke (aka the True Queen of Westeros Daenerys Targaryen) has spoken about how filming her final scenes for Game of Thrones “fucked her up.”

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Trouble’s on the horizon for Daenerys…

“It f**ked me up,” she told Vanity Fair in a recent interview. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavour in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”

“I’m doing all this weird shit,” Clarke added of her character. “You’ll know what I mean when you see it.”

Find out exactly what sort of “weird shit” she’s referring to when Game of Thrones returns for its final season in 2019. *Writer sheds a single, melancholy tear*

(Images: Getty / George R.R. Martin / Luis Royd)