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Prequel to “Game of Thrones” Series Cancelled Following $30 Million Pilot

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The prequel series Game Of Thrones: House Of The Dragon, which is set many hundreds of years before the events of the well-known fantasy program, will debut the following year.

So it never aired?

It turns out, though, that this wasn’t even HBO’s initial attempt to continue the Game of Thrones series over its original eight seasons.

The pilot episode of a much earlier attempt to create a Game of Thrones prequel series, which cost an unbelievable $30 million to produce, was finally abandoned, according to a recent source.

Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, a new book by James Andrew Miller, provides the source for this information. Miller learnt about the failed prequel attempt during his study from WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt.

When I arrived, a Game of Thrones prequel pilot that had cost over $30 million was in production, he said.

I told Casey [Bloys, HBO’s chief content officer], “This just doesn’t work, and I don’t think it delivers on the promise of the original series,” when I watched a cut of it a few months after I came. And he did not object, which was actually

Greenblatt continued, “There was huge pressure to get it perfect and I don’t think it would have succeeded, so ultimately the plug was pulled.”

There is undoubtedly a lot riding on what happens next to restore the reputation of the Game of Thrones brand after the critically panned eighth and final season.

Regarding the upcoming House Of The Dragon, Greenblatt claimed that he was the one who convinced Casey to give it the go-ahead for series.

“I argued that we shouldn’t stake $30 million on a pilot. A $30 million pilot cannot be produced and then not picked up. I, therefore, argued against creating a pilot. Let’s just make a fantastic series that we are proud of. Or not’.”

House Of The Dragon is set a few centuries before the beloved television program and centers on the loves, relationships, and overall schemes of the Targaryens, Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon-riding royal ancestors. It is based on Fire & Blood Vol. 1, a 2018 Targaryen history written by George R.R. Martin. 1.

Ten episodes will make up the first season, with the first episode premiering on HBO and HBO Max in early 2022.

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This Latest Netflix Movie Manages to Grab a Perfect Score on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes gave Netflix’s most recent creature movie a perfect score, praising it for its moralistic narrative, entertaining special effects, and inventive takes on Swedish mythology.

An Interesting Plot

The protagonist of the tale is the paleontologist Nora Tidemman, who grew up hearing tales from Swedish mythology from her father. Nora joins forces with an academic, a soldier, and a government advisor to investigate a string of fatalities on a hillside and learn what is going on in Dovre. The mountain then begins to move, and the troll that lives there wreaks havoc on the people who are endangering its home.

Great Results

Troll has received numerous comparisons to Godzilla in reviews, and it formerly had a perfect critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The score has since dropped to 85%, but that’s still a pretty remarkable performance for a movie in 2022, knowing that there are a lot of good movies out there.

Make sure you check out the trailer of it right here!

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Floyd Mayweather Expresses in Buying an NBA Team

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‘Money’ Mayweather is renowned for his enormous wealth; according to Forbes, he is thought to be worth $285 million. The legendary boxer has stated that he wants to own an NBA club and that he has already made a sizable offer for one.

A Huge Announcement

In recent footage from an unidentified event, Mayweather was seen being interviewed and confirming that he has made a first offer for majority ownership of a team. He did not specify the team in which he had already expressed interest, but he did state that he would be open to either buying an expansion team in Seattle or Las Vegas or examining any current franchises that might be for sale.

Some Top Prospects

In response to the question of whether this was Vegas, he said: “It could be the Vegas franchise, it could be the Seattle franchise, or I could be buying a franchise that’s already up-and-running. The first offer, we offered them a little over $2 billion for majority ownership. Do I have it? Absolutely, absolutely I have it.”

Mayweather reportedly earned $65 million earlier this year after competing in a boxing match in Miami against YouTuber Logan Paul. Indeed a big sum, and we believe we have a good idea of where it might be going soon.

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In Breakthrough Role in Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie Believed No One would Recognize Her

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Robbie is currently one of the most in-demand performers in the industry, almost ten years after the successful movie’s US debut. In a recent interview, actress Margot Robbie stated that she believed no one would take note of her in the pivotal part in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Wasn’t Really Expecting

She has starred in a number of box office hits, but the 32-year-old Australian actress never imagined she would achieve such renown after her triumph on the beloved soap opera Neighbours, which she returned to for the final episode in July. Robbie acknowledged that she didn’t expect anyone would recognize her in The Wolf of Wall Street in an interview with The Mirror.

Some Initial Thoughts

“No one’s going to notice me in this film,” Robbie thought at the time, “It doesn’t matter what I do in this film because they’re going to focus on Leo and I’ll just slip under the radar.” At the age of 22, Robbie had to perform her first-ever nude scene for the movie, which she admits wasn’t the easiest.

The Wolf of Wall Street undoubtedly enjoyed great success, earning enormous sums at the box office. For her performance as Naomi Lapaglia in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, Robbie won the Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. Since then, Robbie’s her career has flourished and she is now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.

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