Hardcore fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series know that of Dunk and Egg, the tale of the legendary Ser Duncan the Tall before he became legendary and his shockingly well-born squire nicknamed Egg — and if you don’t know of the stories or the characters, don’t freak out, because the stories are set about 100 years before Game of Thrones begins (although astute readers should know who Egg is). Anyways, Martin’s written a few Dunk and Egg stories, and now a group of enterprising nerds have taken it upon themselves to film the first one, titled “The Hedge Knight” — they’re most of the way there, but as is often the case they need some cash for reshoots and such. They have a Kickstarter, naturally; if your jonesing for more Game of Thrones and next April (or whenever the hell season three is going to premiere) seems a lifetime away, you might consider giving them a few bucks. (Via Arrested Westeros)
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