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George RR Martin’s ‘In the Lost Lands’ heads to screens

Santa Fe-based author George RR Martin will have another of his books turned into a movie. Martin is seen in 2015 in front of the Jean Cocteau Cinema, which he owns. (Morgan Petroski/Albuquerque Journal)

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One of George RR Martin’s early works is jumping from page to screen.

The Santa Fe resident is no stranger to having his work on the big screen. He’s had a few with HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” based on the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, and the novella “Nightflyers,” which was turned into a series on Syfy.

The latest to get the Hollywood treatment is “In the Lost Lands.”

Martin posted on his website March 4 that the story was one of his earliest fantasy stories.

“The first tale of the mysterious Gray Alys, an enigmatic sorceress who would sell you anything you might desire … though her customers soon learned that you buy from her at your peril,” he writes on his website.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Paul W.S. Anderson is at the helm as director.

Anderson, Martin and Constantin Werner are listed as the writers.

Milla Jovovich is slated to star as Gray Alys and Dave Bautistia is set to play Boyce.

The journey for the project has been in the works, with a pitch happening in Feb. 2015. On Feb. 25, it was announced that the project is in production.

Martin went on to say he wanted to write a series based on Gray Alys.

“No, truth to tell, I meant to write a whole series of Gray Alys stories, I really did. I even began a second and penned a few of the opening pages … but, one day, I put it aside and I never got back to it. In the end, I only wrote one Gray Alys story,” he writes. “… And who knows? If the movie is a big hit, maybe there will be sequels and Gray Alys will finally get her series after all.”

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