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George RR Martin, ‘Hunter’s Run’ Film Rights Exiled Content Deal

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Exiled Content Studio is vying for the film rights to “Hunter’s Run” from “Game of Thrones” and “House of the Dragon” creator George RR Martin.

It’s the only sci-fi tale in Martin’s work to feature a Latino lead, making it a natural fit for an expat that has spawned plenty of content in Spanish and English.

Based on the sci-fi novel co-written by Martin, Gardner Dojois and Daniel Abraham (“The Expanse”), “Hunter’s Run” follows Ramon Espejo who ekes out a living as a day laborer on a remote planet where he finds his livelihood. There is no better situation in the world than what you have left behind. He escapes but finds himself on the run for killing an interplanetary diplomat.

While wandering around, he comes across a highly sophisticated alien race, who are trying to hide just like him. “Survival is his only goal, but to achieve it he must find a way to avoid these deadly aliens, hard-nosed cops and his own personal demons,” the synopsis says.

Martin said: “I’m delighted 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 my dear friends Daniel and Gardner are helping to exist beyond the pages of our book.”

Mark Raso (“Kodachrome”) is attached to direct the film based on an English-language script co-written with his brother Joseph, whose joint credits include the 2021 Netflix original sci-fi film, “Ac.”

The film will be produced by brothers Martin and Vince Gerardis, who produced “Game of Thrones” and “House of the Dragon.”

“I first met George when he showed my film ‘Copenhagen’ at his Jean-Cocteau cinema in Santa Fe and, among other things, we discussed a novel he had written that had great potential as a film,” Raso related, adding: ” I’m thrilled that we’ve come from that small conversation to a point where we’re realizing a visually and narratively innovative sci-fi adventure.”

George RR Martin and Mark Raso
Credit: Kate Russell/Exiled Content

“‘Hunter’s Run’ is a groundbreaking sci-fi tale of survival, exploitation and the fight for universal freedom. I’m thrilled to partner with Exile to bring George, Daniel and Gardner’s brilliant novel to life,” he continued.

Exile Chief Strategy Officer Eric Bromberg commented: “Working with one of the world’s greatest storytellers, George RR Martin, is a dream come true with this incredible team of screenwriters and producers. Read from the beginning Hunter’s Run,’ I knew it had all the elements of an engrossing sci-fi adventure with a unique, flawed and interesting anti-hero.”

“‘Hunter’s Run’ is an incredible sci-fi epic that will appeal to a global audience, and it’s an incredible opportunity to build a tentpole franchise around a deeply complex Latino hero. We’re so proud to help Exile bring this amazing story to the big screen and beyond.” can,” said the studio’s exiled head, Nando Villa

Since late May, Exile Content has formed part of Candle Media, founded by co-chairman and co-CEO Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

With offices in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Madrid and Miami, Exile Content produces content in Spanish and English for a global audience across multiple platforms. It is producing feature films, scripted and unscripted television, as well as music and audio features.

Prabas’ recent projects include the Netflix series “Todo va a estar bien,” co-produced with Diego Luna, the HBO women’s soccer docuseries “Un Sueño Real,” the true-crime podcast “Sacred Scandal,” and a Lil’ Heroes NFT collection that An animated series has been made.

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