The Daily Star isn’t necessarily a reliable source of news, hence why we’d usually ignore their “exclusive” story about a Game of Thrones movie being in development. There have been rumours that one is on the way for a while now, but it really has been confirmed by a source it’s hard to dispute the reliability of; Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin!

“There will be a movie but I will not be involved,” Martin recently confirmed in an interview with the British newspaper. “I have too much to do. That is something HBO and DB and David are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do.”

However, don’t expect it to serve as an epic finale to the TV series, as it sounds like they’re instead developing it as a standalone piece. “They are looking at dipping back in time during certain periods of the series, which could be examined as a one off plot. That means that some of the big characters who fans have seen die on screen could be resurrected.”

That actually makes the most sense, especially as a continuation of the Game of Thrones TV show would obviously only be of interest to those who have watched six of seven seasons worth of episodes beforehand. This way, they can look to appeal to a much wider audience.

Could Ned Stark be the focus of this Game of Thrones movie? It might explain the following…

UPDATE: We may have spoken too soon! George R.R. Martin has taken to his official blog to reveal that the comments above are fabricated. “No one is working on any movie just now,” he told fans. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert’s Rebellion.” HBO has also denied plans to bring Game of Thrones to the big screen, but could Martin have let the cat out of the bag, with these denials now serving as damage control? Let’s wait and see!