Below is the first real trailer of HBO’s upcoming miniseries adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Game Of Thrones.” This one isn’t just flashes of imagery and ominous music, but actual cuts from scenes, dialogue, and a good glimpse into the kind of work and dedication the shows creators, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, are putting into it. It looks like crap.
I kid. It looks pretty goddamn spectacular, and the tone feels right. Sean Bean as Ned Stark is featured prominently, which is never a bad thing, but there are also shots of Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage (!) as Tyrion, and Lena Headey as Cersei.
No, seriously. It looks awesome. Watch:
There’s also a mess of high resolution pics over at HBO’s Making Of Game Of Thrones blog.
The pilot, directed by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent), debuts in the Spring of 2011.