Los Siete Reinos has a potentially BIG scoop about the publication date for the long awaited sixth novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series–The Winds of Winter. An editor for Ediciones Gigamesh, the small Spanish publisher who owns the rights to the books, said during an interview with Catalan radio station El Mon a RAC1 (El Mon meaning The World) that he knows when the book will come out. The article also has some speculation about new possible locations in Catalonia for Season 6 shooting.
More after the jump!
Alejo Cuervo, editor for Ediciones Gigamesh who also happens to know George R. R. Martin personally, had the following exchange with an interviewer on El Mon a RAC1 radio station (link to download actual interview here, but warning, it’s a big file):
Radio Host: The sixth book will be?
Cuervo: It is expected next year
Radio Host: In English, but in Spanish when will it be?
Cuervo: We have been promised the manuscript in advance of the release in English which we will translate, there won’t be a big difference.*
Radio Host: But you are equally sure it will be next year?
Cuervo: Well, let’s see, confident…but a meteor could fall
Also from El Mon a RAC1, there is speculation that Season 6 shooting will also occur in two new locations. Los Siete Reinos is saying GoT filming will occur near and around Montgrí Castle (image at top) and the village of Besalú (image below) both of which are in the beautiful Costa Brava area along the Mediterranean. Rumor has it that both locations will be used for exterior shots without people similar to what they did last year when they used the Roman bridge in Córdoba, Spain (which you may recall was used for some incredible VFX effects and resulted in the Long Bridge of Volantis).
Are you as excited as I am about the release of TWOW? Well, you’re here so the answer is probably yes. In regards to the two new locations, do you think they’ll be pure exteriors or are we in for some more amazing VFX? What book locations could they be a stand in for?
*PS: The Google translation of the Los Siete Reinos article is pretty poor. This is my own translation (and yes, I speak Spanish but I’m rusty). So you Spanish and Catalan speakers will certainly want to weigh in.