Onesumore: George R. R. Martin’s ‘Sandkings’ Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far

Gore Verbinski – Image: Getty Images

Netflix is ​​developing another big budget fantasy film in its effort to speed up film productions. This time it’s Sandkings, an adaptation of George RR Martin (Game of thrones) short story of the same name. Developed by veteran director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), the project was recently announced by Verbinski himself.

Verbinski, who is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean, Rank and A remedy for well-being, teamed up with writer Dennis Kelly, creator of Utopia and writer for The third day and the next one Mathilde musical on Netflix. Verbinski revealed his plans in an interview with Collider:

“One of the storylines is based on a George RR Martin short story called Sandkings, which is that brilliant twisted little story that I love. And I work with a great writer, Dennis Kelly, who wrote the original [Utopia]… The original British series is awesome. And Dennis is doing the adaptation, so I’m a little excited about that.

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Netflix Sandkings will be produced by John Baldecci, who produced Verbinski’s feature film in 2001 Mexican, for his production company Digital Riot Media. The company also produced Happy day of the dead.


What is the plot of Sandkings?

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Netflix Sandkings is based on the 1979 George RR Martins short story of the same name for which he received a Hugo Award. Here is the connection for Netflix Sandkings:

When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur after a business trip out of the world, he was amused to find that his tank of terrestrial piranhas had cannibalized to extinction, and the two exotic animals that roamed his domain, there was only one left. Now in search of new animals to satisfy his cruel quest for fun, Simon finds a new boutique in the city where he is intrigued by a new form of life he has never heard of before … a collection of multicolored sandkings . The curator explains that the insect-like animals, no bigger than Simon’s fingernails, are not insects, but animals with highly evolved beehive intelligence capable of staging wars between different colors, and even religion – in the form of the cult of their owner. . The curator’s warning to Simon about the regularity of their diet was unfortunately not taken seriously.

In 1995, Sandkings was adapted into a TV movie which served as Syfy The outer limits relaunch of the anthology series.


Is George RR Martin attached to Netflix Sandkings?

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No, according to his contract, George RR Martin works exclusively with HBO on their movies and TV series. Mainly based on the A song of ice and fire universe (ie Game of thrones prequels), but not limited to. So he can’t work on Netflix Sandkings.


Who is thrown Sandkings?

As of March 2021, no member of the Netflix cast Sandkings have been announced.


What is the state of production on Netflix Sandkings?

Current state of production: Development (Last update: 03/04/2021)

Netflix Sandkings is currently in its early stages of development and no filming date is known for March 2021.


When Sandkings be published on Netflix?

Considering the current state of production, we would not expect Sandkings to be released on Netflix in 2021. 2022 is more likely and 2023 is also possible.

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