Fan-made trailer for 'Game Of Thrones' set in modern times is well worth a watch
Game of Thrones is just the best, isn't it? The HBO fantasy epic has something for everyone. There are tense, fraught political schemes, mystical and magical elements, not to mention gratuitous violence and sex that's helped the show become a bedrock of modern pop culture, leading to an astonishing 38 Emmy wins since its debut in 2011, making it the most-decorated television show in history.
Based off the highly popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, Game of Thrones has proved itself as one of the best shows of all time, and it's hard to see any way in which it could be improved. This fan-made spin-off trailer, however, gives us as to one idea we could somehow make Game of Thrones even better.
As you probably know, Game of Thrones is set in the fictional land of Westeros, which bears a faint resemblance to the United Kingdom (if the United Kingdom had ice zombies instead of Scots).
With horses being the main mode of transportation and vital plot points being delivered via raven, it'd be interesting to see how different things would be if Game of Thrones was set in a city like LA or London, wouldn't it? This trailer takes the world of Westeros, and transports it to modern times! I have to say it looks pretty great. This is "Westeros".
Rather than taking place in our world and adapting the source material to a particular city, this trailer cleverly posits the idea of Westeros being on a similar timeline to ours, with the events of Game of Thrones now the stuff of history and legend. Although the horses and carriages and medieval elements of Game of Thrones are gone, we still have direwolves, the Iron Throne (now seemingly in a museum), as well as an ominous threat from North of the Wall.
The leader of this new-look Westeros is a Lannister (because of course he is) and in this short trailer, Prime Minister Lannister assures the gathered masses that there's nothing to fear beyond the Wall. Well, we've definitely been here before, haven't we?
Although this trailer is light on action, it makes up for that with some atmospheric tension, and like any good trailer, I find myself entertained by what I've seen and kind of desperate for more. The internet is largely in agreement with this masterful trailer, with the video generating nearly 500,000 views in just two days and many people singing this spin-off trailer's praises.
Of course, with this past season of Game of Thrones being the second to last, and with only one season to go, maybe it's time to look at life without Game of Thrones. As far as we know, this is just a fan-made trailer, but we know there are four spin-offs planned. Maybe, just maybe, this could be one of them? I don't know about you guys, but I'd be delighted to see more of Westeros in the modern day. It's definitely a better idea than Confederate, right?