THE first Game of Thrones feature film is to be premiered in Sevilla this summer.
But for fans of the HBO series it is probably best to be aware that this is an ‘unofficial’ production, which, although based on original scripts, does not include your favourite actors and will be in Spanish.
It is the brainchild of journalism student María Bárcenas who assembled a team of more than 100 film technicians and actors to recreate some of the highlights from the eight series of the world-wide phenomena.
She managed to get the blessing of HBO before embarking on the ambitious project, in which she revisited the settings used in the original series in Sevilla and at the Castillo de Alcala de Guadaira.
HBO made the condition that no images from the original series were to be used – they had to be filmed anew.
The project started when as part of her degree Maria started a Facebook group called Juego de Tronos-Recreación (Game of Thrones Recreation), to see if anyone was interested in getting involved.
After getting the go-ahead from HBO Maria approached the University of Sevilla who gave her a grant to get the ball rolling. The team has selected key scenes for the recreation and worked from the original scripts.
Now filming is complete production company Seven Kingdom’s Studios says it will premiere in Seviila this summer, with the film also being screened in several cinemas across Spain.