I've known about this since the deal first started, but now it can be made public. HBO will begin shooting George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire this fall. They're going to devote an entire season to the first book, A Game of Thrones. Northern Ireland will provide the setting and scenery, and it should be spectacular.
Of course, what are the odds that I move to the UK before the first episode airs?
Books often get butchered when adapted for another medium, but this project sounds quite promising. Spreading the whole novel out over a season is a good call, for example. More details about all of this here.