Exile Content Studio is adapting George R. R. Martin’s Hunter’s Row for the big screen

The studio recently acquired the rights to Hunter’s Row, a sci-fi book with a Latino protagonist.


Despite being infamously incomplete, George R.R. Martin's book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, has been adapted to two highly successful shows: Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. In what is another feather to his cap, Exile Content Studio has acquired the rights to Martin's sci-fi book, Hunter’s Row, and is currently working on an adaptation of the book for the big screen.

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George R. R. Martin's sci-fi novel is getting adapted into a feature film.

The popular author and screenwriter co-wrote the book with best-selling authors, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham.

During a recent interview with Variety, Martin discussed the acquisition and expressed his excitement at the planned adaptation. In his words, "I’m so pleased that after almost 16 years, ‘Hunter’s Run’ will be made into a film. I’m bursting with excitement for the rich sci-fi universe I helped create with my dear friends Daniel and Gardner to exist beyond the pages of our book."

Hunter’s Run is a 2007 science fiction novel first written over 30 years ago. Dozois originally conceived the film’s plot back in 1976, when he also created the protagonist’s Latino ethnicity due to insufficient Hispanic representation in the science fiction genre. Sadly, Dozois soon hit a block, which prevented him from progressing with the book.

In 1981, the science fiction author invited Martin to continue from where he stopped. However, Martin also hit a block a year later and returned the story to Dozois, who shelved the project until 2002, when he and Martin brought in Abraham. Abraham took over from where the two left off and completed the story into a novella titled Shadow Twin in 2004. Dozois then rewrote the story into the 380-page novel that it is today by 2007.

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Viewers will eagerly look forward to the adaptation, given the excitement associated with Martin's previous adaptations.

Hunter’s Run is set on a colony planet named Sao Paulo. The story follows Roman Espejo, a Hispanic anti-hero who goes into hiding after murdering a diplomat. While on the run, he comes across an alien community who, like him, are hiding from humans. Threatened by the human’s awareness of their existence, the aliens attempt to capture him, but he escaped. To enable them to find him, they make a clone who learns about their ways and becomes sympathetic to their situation. He then tries to remedy the situation by getting the original Espejo to keep the aliens’ secret.

While discussing the forthcoming film adaptation, Exile Content Chief Strategy Officer Eric Bloomberg stated his elation to work with Martin, who he considers to be an incredible storyteller. He also expressed his trust in the book’s premise, stating that it would make for an exciting science fiction film.

Mark Raso, who has been confirmed as the director, will develop the film’s script alongside his brother, Joseph. Also, Martin and Vince Gerardis, both of whom collaborated on Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, will serve as the executive producers.

Apart from the crew members, there isn’t much information available on the film adaptation of Hunter’s Row. However, the studio should provide more information, including cast members and release date, as things progress.

In the meantime, fans of the infamous procrastinator can look forward to his other works. The Game of Thrones author had a hand in the success of Elden Ring, which recently won yet another GOTY award. He's involved in many upcoming Game of Thrones spin-offs albeit some of which have already been canceled. The biggest one, House of the Dragon, will film for the majority of the year. Finally, another one of his works, The Ice Dragon, is being adapted by Warner Bros. Discovery.


Tobi Oguntola

Tobi is an avid reader with interest in everything entertainment. He also loves the big screen as it fuels his overactive imagination. When he is not reading a fantasy, sci-fi, or thriller novel, he is listening to music, watching TV, or surfing the internet. Tobi is on Steam as tobioguntola.
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