George-R-R-Martin.jpgAttention “Game of Thrones” fans! Syfy films announced today that it’s acquired the rights to author George R.R. Martin‘s science fiction superhero anthology. “Wild Cards” consists of 22 books and has been ongoing since 1987, based on a consortium of science-fiction writers.

Melinda Snodgrass will write the script for “Wild Cards,” which is the first acquisition for Syfy Films since it’s launch in December 2010.

Martin and Snodgrass will serve as executive producers on the film.

Syfy Films’ Senior Vice President of Production Gregory Noveck made the announcement, saying, “‘Wild Cards’ presents a terrific franchise opportunity given the volume of material from this compelling fantasy series. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to develop a film based on the anthology’s supernatural heroes and to be working with such talented and visionary writers as George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass.”

The anthology’s characters were developed to give a realistic take on superheroes and how their powers affect their daily lives. We couldn’t be more excited!  Let us know your thoughts below!

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