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'Game of Thrones'' George R.R. Martin's 'Wild Cards' getting big screen treatment
SyFy Films and Universal Pictures are getting into the George R.R. Martin business. The "Game of Thrones" author's anthology series "Wild Cards" has now been optioned to be developed into a movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, co-creator and co-writer Melinda Snodgrass will take the first crack at a screenplay. She'll also executive produce the project alongside Martin.
"Wild Cards" is set in a universe where human beings have been altered by an alien virus in New York City. While many died, some were turned into deformed creatures referred to as Jokers. The lucky ones, Aces, received special abilities beyond those of mortal men.
The first anthology was published in 1987 and there have been 21 others since then. With such a large universe at their fingertips, it's unclear what characters Snodgrass and Martin will select for a potential feature film.