The “Game of Thrones” title sequence is a sacred thing of beauty, as is the “Westworld” intro. So what, if anything, could make these two HBO series’ intros better? Oh, maybe just combining them — which is exactly what a Berlin-based artist has done.
Gilles Augustijnen says he spent eight months of his spare time creating, “Westeros World,” a fake title sequence which pulls from aspects of the openers of both David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ fantasy epic and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series.
In the 1-minute, 30-second clip above, whatever you could dream of in the Seven Kingdoms has been “Westworld”-ified, including dragons (and dragon eggs), house sigils, crowns and swords. The Night King himself even shows up as a Host-in-the-making before the “Westeros World” title card flash across the screen.
Augustijnen says he was inspired by Brandon Chapman, a composer who mashed up the “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” theme music, which Augustijnen uses in his faux credits.
The artist calls his project an “homage to the two iconic drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Westworld’ and to title designers Patrick Clair and Raoul Marks.”
Watch the mashed-up title sequence above.
“Game of Thrones” returns with its eighth and final season at April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.