September 20

Game of Thrones Director on Upcoming Battle This Is Survival Horror

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… White Walker war is coming in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3, and to set the mood, director Miguel Sapochnik said the epic showdown between Winterfell and the Night King’s army “is survival horror.”Sapochnik spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the mega Battle of Winterfell, and gave Game of Thrones fans a small sneak peek of what the long sequence might entail. Sapochnik, who directed other memorable Game of Thrones episodes such as “Battle of the Bastards,” “Hardhome,” and “The Winds of Winter,” shared spoiler-free details on the creative execution of Episode 3 and how the showdown was more like an apocalyptic struggle to live against the dead.“This is survival horror. That’s the whole episode for me,” Sapochnik told Entertainment Weekly. “So, I’ve been trying to work out whose story this is. “Here, I’ve got 20-some cast members and everyone would like it to be their scene. That’s complicated because I find the best battle sequences are when you have a strong point of view, and here the point of view is objective even when you go from one person’s story to another.”For Sapochnik though, finding a way to share what each character was going through, on top of showing this massive fight, was challenging. Thankfully though, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss worked with Sapochnik to refine Episode 3, so important scenes would be highlighted and the audience wouldn’t become tired of watching soldiers and the Army of the Dead swing swords at each other.“We all want everything but we were up against the reality of what we could achieve in the time we had. The thing I’ve put the most hours into was is how, in Episode 3, how to not have an audience feel battle fatigue,” Sapochnik added. “After 20 minutes of watching a battle, you’re over it. So how do you stop it from being a battle in that sense?”Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBOApparently, according to Sapochnik, balancing out genres was the best approach for Season 8, Episode 3. “One thing I found is the less action — the less fighting — you can have in a sequence, the better. We also switch genres,” Sapochnik told Entertainment Weekly. “There’s suspense and horror and action and drama and we’re not stuck in killing upon killing because then everybody gets desensitized and it doesn’t mean anything.”Even though Sapochnik will only be directing some episodes in Season 8, he mentioned how key Episode 3, Episode 4, and Episode 5 would be to Game of Thrones’ final season. “What I really like about 3, 4, and 5 is they’re a complete piece with a beginning middle and end. I try to approach all these [episodes] like they’re one,” Sapochnik explained. “Like in season 6, [episodes 9 and 10, “The Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”], were to me one thing.”No Easter eggs were disclosed here, but it looks like Season 8, Episode 3 might be the foundation for what’s to come for the rest of Game of Thrones. Fans will have to wait to see what this epic battle episode has in store for some of Game of Thrones beloved characters and how it might set the tone for the series’ final season.Watch Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 on Sunday, April 28 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju Hints an ‘Intense’ Battle Is ComingFirst Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3 Photos ‘Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 Preview: ‘The Dead Are Already Here’ Stay on targetlast_img

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