Winter is coming… but the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 4 is still far away. Any fan suffering from lack of medieval drama and fiery dragons during the hiatus can get their fix by bidding at Charitybuzz.com for the chance to meet Jon Snow himself!
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has teamed up with the global charity auction site to generously donate an intimate lunch date with him in either LA or London for one lucky fan and a friend, all for a good cause. This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the stars of the hit HBO show and get insider details on the new season before it premieres in spring 2014.
Bidding on this amazing fan experience is open through Dec 5 at Charitybuzz.com. Proceeds from the auction will benefit ACLU of Southern California.
As Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones, winter came to Harington’s post in the icy North some time ago. But that doesn’t mean there’s even more fiery cataclysm awaiting us next season
When you’re in the cast of HBO’s spectacular, far-flung Game of Thrones, the grass is always greener on the other side of Westeros. Kit Harington, who plays Ned Stark’s bastard son, Jon Snow—grimly, but charismatically, confined to the icy North for three seasons now—admits that he sometimes envies his peers ponying the dames in nice, warm palace chambers while “I’m out in the freezing cold with bearded men.” But on the other hand, he says, “Peter Dinklage”—a.k.a. court-intrigue survivor extraordinaire Tyrion Lannister—“told me he really enjoyed the battle of Blackwater in season two. He finally got to go outdoors and fight!”
Read the whole article over at GQ.
The “Game of Thrones” star and the “Zero Dark Thirty” actress join Peter Firth in the big-screen adaptation of the hit British spy series.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) have signed up to join original Spooks star Peter Firth for the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the cult British TV spy drama, titled Spooks: The Greater Good.
The movie version of the series, which aired as MI-5 in the U.S., will be directed by Bharat Nalluri, the originating director on the TV series.
The plot details the story of an agent (Harington) investigating how a terrorist escaped from custody during a routine handover against the ticking clock of an imminent terror attack on London. Best known to Game of Thrones fans for his turn as Night’s Watchman Jon Snow, Harrington will play ex-MI5 operative Will Crombie, the former protege of MI-5 Head of Counter Terrorism Harry Pearce (Firth).
You can read the complete article here. Production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014.
How exciting is this?
Kit Harington and Saoirse Ronan among thesps expected to test for Reed Richards and Sue Storm
With Simon Kinberg brought on to do a polish on the script, Fox is now preparing to test a handful of thesps for the roles of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, and Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Girl, in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot.
Sources tell Variety that Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell and Miles Teller are in line to get test offers to read for the role of Richards while Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie (sources now saying Robbie will not be testing) are being tested for Storm. Michael B. Jordan is the only actor currently being mentioned as a possibility to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, but that could change.
Read the complete article at Variety.
“Game of Thrones” has been nominated for the Radio Times Audience Award, which is the only prize at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards chosen by the public. The winner will be announced on May 12, 2013 on BBC1 so make sure to CAST YOUR VOTE, UK fans (I live in the US and my vote still went through so apparently everyone can vote!).
The second BAFTA Award nomination for “Game of Thrones” is in the category Television International in 2013.
“Pompeii” is set to be buried again – this time on the big-screen.
FilmDistrict has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Paul W.S. Anderson’s (“Resident Evil”) period action film, which focuses on the love story that develops between a Celtic gladiator (“Game of Thrones'” Kit Harington) and a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of the volcanic eruption that destroyed the titular Roman city in the year 79 A.D. Also starring Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas, the studio has slated “Pompeii” for release through Sony’s TriStar Pictures on February 28, 2014.
“’Pompeii’ is the kind of big and bold film we all love to go to the movies to experience,” said FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel in a statement. “We believe the film’s scope and story line will resonate well with US moviegoers and we are pleased to once again team with Sony on bringing a film to theaters and beyond.”
Read more at HitFix.
HBO’s detailed “Game of Thrones” Viewer’s Guide has been updated for season three. If you haven’t already done so, you can check it out HERE. It provides you with an extensive family tree of all the houses as well as features helpful maps with locations by episode. Certainly a great way to learn more about the characters and their connections if you haven’t read the books like me.
I am sure it doesn’t come as a surprise to most of you that Game of Thrones was officially renewed for a fourth season today. Hooray! Below is the official press release issued by HBO, and now let’s celebrate!
HBO RENEWS GAME OF THRONES FOR FOURTH SEASON
Season Three Soars To Highest Viewership Yet
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series launched its ten-episode third season Sunday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.
Among the early critical praise for the third season, the Hollywood Reporter called GAME OF THRONES “addictive and outstanding,” while Newsday termed the series “superb,” awarding the show an A+. The Chicago Tribune hailed the show as “spellbinding” and the Washington Post described it as “masterful.”
According to early data, GAME OF THRONES’ season three premiere March 31 on HBO topped the series’ highs, with record viewership for both the 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) airing and gross audience across the three plays. At 9:00 p.m., it averaged 4.4 million viewers, outperforming (+4%) the previous high of 4.2 million viewers from last season’s finale. GAMES OF THRONES improved 13% in comparison to last season’s premiere of 3.9 million viewers. Across the three plays for the night, 6.7 million viewers tuned in, surpassing last season’s debut night of 6.3 million viewers by 7%. Last season, GAME OF THRONES had an average gross audience (HBO linear plays + HBO On Demand/HBO GO + DVR) of 11.6 million viewers.
Season three credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor; produced by Chris Newman, Greg Spence.
The Bastard Son
A handmade personal plush inspired by the saddest character In the Game of Thrones series. Jon Snow the bastard son of House Stark and his trusty Direwolf ‘Ghost’.
This lonely plush doll comes with his own Valyrian steel sword ‘Longclaw’. Ghost comes with his very own White Walker hand which he found out past the wall In the snowy snow.
Please visit Mick Minogue’s site to view the full set of Jon and Ghost plush photos as well as his other incredible plush creations and artwork.
Here’s the release date: Feb. 19, 2013. That’s for DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. That gives fans who didn’t watch the second season on HBO more than a month to catch up before season three debuts on March 31. Ten hours of Thrones in five weeks? Shouldn’t be a problem.
The price: Blu-ray with HBO Select ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) for a five-disc set.
But you can actually watch the second season premiere on DVD next week — HBO is re-issuing the first season as a collectors edition DVD and Blu-ray box set on Nov. 20th ($99.97) that includes a bonus disc containing the first episode of the second season. The set also includes a dragon egg paperweight.
Read the full article here at Entertainment Weekly which includes a list of all the DVD and Blu-ray extras.
The 38th annual Saturn Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 and Kit has been nominated for “Best Supporting Actor in Television” for his role in Game of Thrones alongside the following other incredibly talented actors: Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), John Noble (Fringe), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Bill Pullman (Torchwood: Miracle Day) and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead). That’s quite a list of talent, isn’t it? I will of course be keeping my fingers crossed for Kit, but would also be happy to see Joel, Norman or Aaron win as well.
Russian director Sergei Bodrov’s adventure pic The Seventh Son for Legendary Pictures and Thunder Road Pictures is set to start shooting next month in Vancouver.
The Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges-starrer is targeting a February 2013 release by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The family fantasy movie portrays the seventh son of a seventh son learning how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts in the 1700s.
Read the full article here at The Hollywood Reporter.