Neil Marshall directed Dog Soldiers and The Descent and Doomsday, one of the most gleefully batshit action flicks I've ever seen. It's a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie that prominently features the Fine Young Cannibals' "Good Thing," for chrissakes, a fact that I believe speaks for itself, but just in case—
—and now comes word he'll be directing an episode of Game of Thrones—specifically, "Blackwater," which, as anyone who's read the books can attest, should be a hell of a thing. Via George R.R. Martin:
The Battle of the Blackwater.
I still don't how the hell we can possibly afford to do half of what I put into that script, but if anyone can pull off my budget-busting battle, it's Marshall.
It's not in the books, but considering how fitting it is for the forthcoming seasons of Game of Thrones, I kind of want Bob Hoskins' line from the Doomsday trailer—"It's pretty grim, and it's gonna get a whole lot worse"—to get thrown into the "Blackwater" episode. Also, Jorah Mormont singing "She Drives Me Crazy"—about Daenerys, maybe to her, maybe with some Dothraki backup dancers—could make for a pretty slick musical number. Just saying.