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The Dark Tower (film & tv)

Discussion in 'Film, Video, Television and Theatre' started by Libra6Poe, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Libra6Poe

    Libra6Poe New Member

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    Dark Tower Film and TV Projects Officially Announced

    Full Press Release (pdf):
    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/dark_tower_film_and_tv/news_tracker/dark_tower_pr1.pdf

    Other DT threads:
     
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    That sounds like a pretty good way to do it. I look forward to seeing the films and television series.
     
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    I wish someone could explain the Dark Tower series to me. I read the Gunslinger many years ago and just didn't get it. I have some of the other books in this series but never followed through with them because the first book had me puzzled.
     
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    It has been recommended to skip the first and get to DT II: Drawing of the Three. DT I was written a loooooooong time ago and was written in a very different style (which is why I guess King updated and revised it this past decade). I don't think you'll be disappointed with the second book in the series. If you want more of an explanation, I have provided thread links above.
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    I think that both a tv and film series is an excellent idea as well. It will appeal to a mass audience as well as satisfy the "constant reader."
     
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    OK, maybe I'll give it another chance
     
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    Yeah, the story doesn't really get going till the second book.
     
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    I never finished The Gunslinger,and got halfway into The Drawing of The Three. I found both to be very boring,but I'm reading The Waste Lands,and it's good from what I've read.
     
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    I loved the first four books in the darktower series. I'm excited there will be a movie and TV series I hope they don't botch it up.
     
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    I'm worried, I honestly don't think Opie is the right person for this project... If it's good it'll be out of this world and if it's bad it'll be the most epic fail of all times.
     
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    Heard Ron Howard on the radio this morning talking about that they are looking at Viggo Mortenson or Javier Bardem to play Roland. He also wants to split the story up between film and TV.
     
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    Casting Aragorn as Roland? Isn't that like dividing by zero?
     
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    They will be using math magic!
     
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    I like the idea of Viggo as Roland. :blush:
     
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    I am a huge Dark Tower fan. They best be true to the books or I'll be ticked.
     
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but movies never fully recreate the book. There are going to be some comprimises.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I don't find myself too torn up about it either.
     

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