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'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Teaser Released, George R.R. Martin Talks 'Beauty and the Beast' Reboot

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 26th 2011 7:15AM
'Game of Thrones' logoHBO provided the tiniest tantalising glimpse of 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 last night for those fans who are starting to feel that winter just can't come soon enough.

"The night is dark and full of terrors." Frankly, there's not much of the teaser to savor, but you can do so after the jump.

Meanwhile, 'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin says he has "mixed feelings" about The CW's planned remake of 'Beauty and the Beast.' Martin served as a writer and producer on the original series, which aired on CBS from 1987 to 1990.

Starring Linda Hamilton ('The Terminator') and Ron Perlman ('Sons of Anarchy') as a smart, young D.A. and her man-beast guardian/lover, 'Beauty and the Beast' was a modern take on the age-old fairy tale, in which Martin and his colleagues created a rich fantasy kingdom existing under the streets of Manhattan.

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' The CW's rebooted version is being developed by the producers behind 'Brothers and Sisters,' and it's described as "a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist."

In his online journal, Martin writes that although he loves the idea of introducing a whole new generation of viewers to the 'Beauty and the Beast' world, he's nervous about the idea of modernizing it: "Part of the appeal of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the timelessness of the underlying love story."

Admitting that he's not generally a fan of reboots, Martin says he wishes The CW team luck. "I hope they've seen the original series. I hope they love it as much as we do. I hope they keep the fantasy, the whole tunnel world, not just the Beast. I hope they keep Father and Mouse and Jamie and Pascal and all the other characters we peopled the tunnels with."

Reminding us what made his team's version of 'Beauty and the Beast' so unique, Martin adds, "I hope they keep the poetry: the sonnets, the readings from Shelley and Keats and Kipling, the deep love of books and words and literature that was so much a part of Vincent. Most of all, I hope they keep it smart."

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I wouldn't really call a line of text a "teaser", how about at least 5-10 seconds of footage HBO?

September 26 2011 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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