Hit TV series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, has done wonders for HBO, regularly breaking ratings records and strengthening the premium cable network’s reputation as a critical darling.
So it should be no surprise then that production companies are eager to adapt more of Martin’s work for film and TV. Luckily for them, the prolific author has written more than 20 novels and short stories to choose from, except In the Lost Lands, which is already heading to the big screen as a German-Canadian co-production.
Myriad Pictures is set to introduce In the Lost Lands to buyers at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin, on the heels of just having cast the film’s lead. Per THR, Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) is in final negotiations to star in the fantasy-adventure project. Justin Chatwin (Shameless) is reportedly also on board the feature film.
German director Constantin Werner (The Pagan Queen) will helm the project from his own screenplay adaptation. Steve Hoban (Splice), Oliver Luer (The Pianist) and Nico Bruinsma (Cult Epics) are all producing, along with Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico, who will serve as executive producer. Shooting is planned to begin in Germany during the last quarter of 2015.
Based on three interconnected female-centric short stories by Martin, the first thread of In the Lost Lands follows the desperate queen of a city built into a towering mountain who hires a sorceress (Jovovich) to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf.
In the second thread, a warrior girl must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds in order to reunite with her lost lover.
And in the last futuristic tale, a young barbarian girl is spellbound by a lonely witch in a spacecraft.
It’s not clear at this time who Chatwin will be playing or just how Werner plans to connect these three different plot threads into one cohesive story. Both The Fountain and Cloud Atlas have tried previously to combine multiple stories into one film to varying degrees of success, so it remains to be seen whether audiences will come to theaters again for a movie with a similar technique.
But what do you think, Screen Rant readers? Would you watch In the Lost Lands starring Jovovich? Are you curious to see how they adapt Martin’s short stories? Let us known in the comments.
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