HBO’s Game of Thrones recently served as a launch pad for director Brian Kirk who is currently in talks with Marvel to direct the Thor sequel, but the show is also having the reverse effect by attracting movie directors.
According to THR Neil Marshall (The Descent, Centurion) has signed on to direct an episode of the second season, which is currently filming in Ireland, Croatia and Iceland.
Alan Taylor, who directed the final two episodes of Season 1, is returning and will be joined by Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter who have previously directed episodes of other HBO shows such as The Pacific, Boardwalk Empire and True Blood.
Games of Thrones will return in Spring 2012, and will once again be written by David Benioff (Troy) and D.B. Weiss.