Take Westeros the Series for example, a fan-made trailer re-imagining the Game of Thrones universe in the present day.
The trailer is a moody, modern look at the nation of Westeros - with a Lannister as President and the Starks appearing to be some sort of a rebel faction (what's new, eh?).
There's also some great shots of a snowy wall you can drive past, the iron throne in what appears to be a museum and a large very familiar flying shadow.
As one YouTube commenter rightly points out, the previous long night (when the dead rose) took place 1000 years ago, so it would make sense canonically to do it all over again in another 1000 years. Plus it would look pretty darn cool