In the week right after the long-awaited and controversial finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, which was partially filmed in Croatia, Dora Lozica reports for Dubrovački Vjesnik that a group of high-level HBO executives and producers have arrived to Korčula to what is speculated to be a scouting expedition in preparation for filming of some of the potential Game of Thrones prequels.
Dubrovački reports that the HBO people arrived to Korčula on a private yacht from Dubrovnik, that they spent the night at the Liburna hotel and that they shared with the staff at the hotel that they’re scouting the locations for some shoots on the island.
Some of the HBO executives that were seen on Korčula include well known names such as Mark Mylod, who directed 6 episodes of Game of Thrones (none of the episodes in the final season), but is best known for his work on the TV show Shameless.
Holly Rymon, the producer of such hits as John Wick, Spider-Man and Men in Black, as well as Patrick Capone, cinematographer and producer on numerous hits, such as Philadelphia, Spotlight, Girl on the Train and many other were seen walking around the Korčula Old Town and the surroundings, probably looking for perfect locations for an upcoming project. They left Korčula after having spent one night, and the hotel staff has shared with the press that they’ve made further reservations at the hotel and that they plan to come back in July (one can only guess that they won’t be thrilled with the indiscretion of the hotel staff).
There are no indications as to what the project is that HBO is considering shooting on Korčula. However, HBO’s CEO recently confirmed that several Game of Thrones prequels are being considered by the company, and one of the projects tentatively titled Bloodmoons is already being filmed in Belfast.
We’ve already written extensively about the missed opportunity that HBO had given Croatia when they decided to film Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Split, Klis and other Croatian locations; maybe if it really happens, the filming of the Game of Thrones prequel will be an opportunity to fix those mistakes!