Apparently the first book of George R.R. Martin series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is getting turned into a mini-series for HBO called "Game of Thrones" (which is the title of the first book, so perhaps this HBO series is just the beginning). Here's a quick behind-the-scenes piece (with an approving Martin himself in it). I tried to start the first book a few years ago, but couldn't get into it. I'll have to give it another try, because this looks very good, and he is the author of one of my favorite series of short stories ever (the "Haviland Tuf" stories, as well as the rest of his Thousand Worlds work). There were two attempts at making a Game of Thrones RPG, but I've not taken a look at either.