a movie, huh? or not respectively... well I have to somewhat agree with the quoted passage. although I think the trick is to realise, that in a movie, we just see one person's interpretaion of the story. the way stuff looks like and the way characters look like. especially if this is the author's interpretation itself, one is inclined to say "alright, that's how it IS". now the thing is, it is not how it *IS*, but how it *COULD BE*. movie goers, especially those who haven't read the book, might not make this distinction and that's why I understand King's point. on the other hand, having read the book and 'build' my own Midworld, I think I would enjoy it greatly to see it on the screen. just as I have enjoyed LotR, after I read the book. as for a LotR-style trilogy, I am not sure DT has the fanbase that LotR has (unfortunately) so a mammoth project like this might not come through. on the other hand, King is an enough popular name that some studio executive might wanna take the risk. All Hail the Crimson King!