Well-informed movie scoop site Deadline reports that George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones and author of A Song of Ice and Fire is preparing a new project for HBO. He will be the executive producer for Roadmarks, an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s 1979 novel about a road that travels through time.
“My career in television started in 1985 when I adapted Roger Zelazny’s Last Defender of Camelot for The Twilight Zone,” Martin said in a statement. “Roger was a friend, a mentor, and one of the greatest science fiction writers who ever lived. It was an honor to be able to bring his work to television. That is why I am so thrilled to be a part of adapting Roger’s novel Roadmarks for HBO. We have a great book, a great screenwriter in Kalinda Vasquez, and the makings of a wonderful, original show. I look forward to a long and thrilling journey.”
Zelazny is a well-known author to all science-fiction fans, particularly for his Chronicles of Amber series. For its part, Roadmarks follows Red Dorakeen, who’s traveling the Road in search of a vaguely remembered place or time that is no longer accessible. He gets off at exits and participates in different historical events, and is almost assassinated by various historical figures or fictional people made flesh. He’s often joined by his son Randy or Leila, a woman whose destiny is closely tied to his.