Irish Film & Television Academy to Host Neil Marshall Event

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The filmmaker and "Game of Thrones" director will discuss his career and work methods in Dublin as he gears up to shoot the remake of Norwegian film "The Troll Hunter."

LONDON – Filmmaker Neil Marshall, who directed the "Blackwater" episode of Game Of Thrones and its massive battle sequence, is to be the subject of a special event hosted by the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA).

He is next scheduled to direct the $25 million budget remake of the Norwegian hit The Troll Hunter, directed by Andre Ovredal, and is writing the adaptation from the original Marc Haimes script.

The film is produced by Christopher Columbus and Michael Barnathan from 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment.

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Marshall will be in Dublin on Sept. 28 to take part in an event for Irish academy members to talk about his work and craft.

Marshall has worked with myriad Irish talent, including actors such as Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham and Nora Jane Noone, on various projects in the past.

Marshall honed his craft of writing, directing and editing his own independent low-budget action and fantasy films before working on Game of Thrones.

His resume boasts cult hits Dog Soldiers, starring Cunningham, The Descent, Doomsday and Centurion, which stars Fassbender.

Marshall also directed the pilot episode of Black Sails for Michael Bay and Starz, which airs in 2014 and has already been picked up for a second season by the network.

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