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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
Amazon and yes it is moreso, 14 books and bonus - the series is finished.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
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What network is producing this series? Is it just as epic and engrossing as ASOIAF? (I'm not familiar with this book series)




Amazon Prime.

It is a 14 book series. It is definitely Epic fantasy, but it is not like ASOIAF.

It WAS the biggest fantasy series in the world for many years, George RR Martin for instance credits Robert Jordan for helping him early on and they use quotes from Robert Jordan on the early ASOIAF books to sell them. It was a much bigger deal until GOT was greenlit.

It is not the same as ASOIAF at all. It is far less sexual, violent and "realistic", as it were, and much more high fantasy. Magic system, creatures, an evil force that is a threat to the world.

It is a very realized world, complex in a lot of ways, but much more innocent than ASOIAF and slowly fades to...not innocent.

There is also a middle stretch in the books that is...not great.

I still love it though.


Fun Bunch
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
Also, some informed speculation came out on the budget for the show. Its based on some information on tax credits and such from the Czech Republic.

But the guess is 10 million an episode on average.

Which is a VERY large budget. Blackwater episode of GOT had an 8mill budget, for instance.


Centinel
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
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But the guess is 10 million an episode on average.


Damn. That bodes well for production value though, which is going to make or break this series in terms of bringing in non-WoT fans.

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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
I am trying to remain objective, but everything they do is impressing me. Huge production budget, great lead actress to help carry the series early, well credentialed writers and directors, etc.

The hardest parts of transitioning the series are going to be in how they treat the characters inner monologue - the whole lews therin aspect, perrin in the wolf dream or contacting hopper if they decide to go forth with that (slayer is one storyline I am fine with not making the final cut) Mat's luck / dice / memories, etc.

And then of course getting channeling to work well onscreen, but personally I think they have a road-map for how to handle that well from Dr. Strange.

Using threads like to show the intricacy a few times, and then I think you can sort of use camera tricks to not have to really highlight the threads as much - just one idea I had.


Fun Bunch
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there)
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how they treat the characters inner monologue


Agreed. definitely the biggest challenge for this particular series


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