George R R Martin’s “The Ice Dragon” set to become animated feature

Luis Royo's version of George RR Martin's "The Ice Dragon"

Luis Royo’s version of George RR Martin’s “The Ice Dragon”

Warner Bros is developing George R R Martin’s fantasy novel, The Ice Dragon into an animated film, with the Game of Thrones creator on board as producer.

First published in 1979 in Orson Scott Card’s short story collection entitled “Dragons of Light”. and most recently re-released in 2014 with illustrations by Luis Royo (and later that same year by Italian artist Paolo Barbieri), The Ice Dragon is the story of a young girl and the ice dragon she befriends in a land of frigid snow after the death of her mother.

Her friendship leads to the ice dragon defending the girl’s world from fiery dragons on a summer day.

The Ice Dragon by Luis Royo

The Ice Dragon by Luis Royo

Martin’s manager, Vince Gerardis will serve as the executive producer on the new film, with Warner Bros. Animation Group chiefs Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy are overseeing the project for the studio.

The Ice Dragon is not set in the same world as Westeros in A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of novels first published in 1991, which served as the basis for the hit TV series Game of Thrones made by HBO and screening on Sky One in the UK.

The Ice Dragon was also published as a stand alone children’s book illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert in 2007.

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