Photo of George R. R. Martin and Quentin Tarantino in Kuching goes viral


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  • Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

Tarantino (left) and Martin enjoying a cruise along the Sarawak River.

PETALING JAYA: A photo of two American legends, novelist George R. R. Martin and movie director Quentin Tarantino, enjoying a drink aboard the Sarawak River Cruise in Kuching has sent fans into a frenzy.

Martin uploaded the photo of both of them on Twitter on Thursday, with the iconic Kuching Waterfront serving as the backdrop.

"Just two guys who love movies. (Still hoping we can check out each other's theaters one of these days) @qtarantino #TBT," tweeted Martin, in what seems to be a throwback post (TBT stands for Throwback Thursday).

Martin's picture and tweet have since been retweeted 5,507 times and received close to 22,500 likes.

Fans all around the world went into a frenzy upon seeing the photo, urging the two to collaborate.

"Make a movie! Have him direct the Dance of Dragons," tweeted @Ser_Hunts, referring to Martin's fifth book in his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

"Two of my favorite storytellers sitting on a boat having drinks. How awesome is that," tweeted @tycllns.

"Next time you come and visit Kuching Sarawak again, I will buy you a drink," tweeted @Ash_Nashriq.

Sharp-eyed fans also spotted Martin wearing a Staten Island Direwolves cap.

American fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Several fans also urged Martin to finish his much-awaited sixth book The Winds of Winter.

Martin has since returned to America, after tweeting that he is: "Finally back home from a long trip."

Martin also wrote a blog post of his travels in a LiveJournal entry, but did not mention about his visit to Malaysia.

 

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