Now, I'm not a Game of Thrones fan, but a number of facts are floating around the internet which I will outline below as I understand them. (I could dig up more citations, and I would appreciate if someone else did, but I personally can't invest the time right now for facts which don't seem to be in dispute and aren't really critical to the question.)
- George R.R. Martin intends the ASOIAF series to be seven novels long
- Five have been completed, two have been pending for eight years, with no end in sight
- He recently made a comment implying that The Winds of Winter should be complete by July 2020.
- Due to the long delay in writing the final books, the Game of Thrones TV series passed the novels.
- Martin provided outlines to the writers of the TV series (David Benioff) and (D.B.Weiss)
- It's the general consensus that D&D lost interest in the series, and agreed to do fewer and shorter seasons than HBO (and the fan base) wanted
- The final 8th season of GoT was widely panned for its writing, for being rushed, nonsensical and undoing or destroying various previous plot and character deployment
- As a result of this there is a petition to remake the final season which has garnered 1.5 million signatures
Now, it is clearly unlikely that HBO will remake anything in the short term (though there are spin offs). However, Hollywood tends to find a way to make whatever money there is to be made. And there is clearly a lot of money to make. This together with the fact that the final release of the novels, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring in two or five or ten years would seem to provide a context and opportunity to make definitive TV/movie content covering this material.
What is the status of any rights to make or remake material from ASOIAF, in particular covering the yet-to-be-released novels?
Links: Martin's comments after the airing of the last episode of GoT.