George R.R. Martin is constantly plagued with questions surrounding the release of his next novel in the Song Of Ice and Fire series. Due to his slow writing pace, his work – the source material for HBO’s hugely popular Game Of Thrones – has nearly been superseded by the show itself. However, that’s not to say his phenomenal imaginative streak is limited to the realm of the Seven Kingdoms. Far from it, in fact.
Today we’ve received news that another set of his stories are now being adapted for the big screen under the title In The Lost Lands. Per THR, the feature adaptation will unite three of Martin’s stories into one movie by director Constantin Werner, who is currently courting Milla Jovovich for the lead, opposite Shameless star Justin Chatwin.
A German-Canadian co-production, In The Lost Lands is aiming to get underway at the end of 2015. This expected start date ought to line up with Jovovich’s schedule (she’s shooting the final Resident Evil instalment in August), allowing her the opportunity to don her finest fantasy garb for the project.
Tell us, have you read Martin’s original shorts? If so, would Jovovich make a keen sorceress? Read the outline below and let us know what you think!
In one thread, the desperate queen of a city built into a towering mountain hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich) to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands, to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf, but she doesn’t realize that the fulfillment of her wish will come at a terrible price.
Meanwhile, warrior girl Sharra must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds to reunite with her lost lover Kaydar. During this quest she meets the mysterious lord of a deserted castle, Laren Dorr, who seduces her so completely that she forgets her quest and stays with him, unaware that he is the real gatekeeper.
And in the futuristic tale Bitterblooms, a young barbarian girl gets spellbound by a lonely witch in a spacecraft, who shows her beauty and love, which turns out to be a net of lies and deceit.