Author George R.R. Martin, the creator of the literary saga on which the cable television series "Game of Thrones" is based, said that the idea is being floated on whether or not to bring the series to the silver screen to close out the story line, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Game of Thrones" returns on April 6 to HBO for its new season, the fourth of a total of seven or eight that those in charge of the program are saying is its most probable run, although no final decision has been made on that score and a number of possibilities, including a film, are being contemplated.

"Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10?" Martin asked rhetorically at a series event in New York.

"The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big you know," the writer said.

Martin has published five books in his fantasy literature saga about a world of conflictive medieval kingdoms called "A Song of Ice and Fire." EFE