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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2010, 01:57:38 PM »

With a few notable exceptions, movie adaptations of King's stuff tend to stink.  The thought of Abrams/Cuse/Lindelof having control sounds awesome but I guess that fell through.  I guess I need to break down and read these before the movies and/or TV shows happen.
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2010, 03:31:24 PM »

Yeah, I mean if Abrams/Cuse/Lindelof gave it back because they didn't think they could do it justice, I worry about anybody doing it.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2010, 06:23:34 PM »

I read the first two series of comics.  Forgot about the 3rd.

And yeah, Ron Howard condensing the series into three films is not a good sign.  Will Tom Hanks play Roland?  :p
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2010, 06:29:03 PM »

I forget which set I stopped on.  It was right after they introduced Cort's niece, and I think it was the night of the celebration of the "victory" in Meijs.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2010, 06:31:57 PM »

I don't remember that, so it must have been the 3rd one.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2011, 11:51:37 PM »

Javier Bardem has officially been offered the lead role in the screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Director Ron Howard has confirmed his plans to adapt the seven-book series into at least two feature films and a six-hour mini series (!!!) to offer a complete story.

It appears that Bardem has beaten out Viggo Mortensen who was also considered for the role of the gunslinger Roland. However, Bardem has not yet formally accepted the offer.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2011, 03:26:27 PM »

For what it's worth, I'd rather see Viggo.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2011, 01:01:13 AM »

It's a cool idea if Howard and company can pull it off.  A movie which ties into the first season of a TV show, which ties into a 2nd movie, which ties into the 2nd season of the TV show, into the 3rd movie.  Has this been done before?  I think that would be enough time to tell the story without leaving too many details out.

Javier will have to wear blue contacts, though.  :p
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2011, 05:40:49 AM »

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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2011, 07:50:06 AM »

Boo!  So the profit margins on these types of productions aren't high enough for them?  Morons.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2011, 12:51:03 AM »

Word has it HBO picked up the series now.  Format still the same (TV season, movie, TV season).  No idea when it will run.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2011, 08:01:41 AM »

I finally read the first book... it was okay, I don't get the hype but I plan to read the second one soon.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2011, 09:06:35 AM »

I finally read the first book... it was okay, I don't get the hype but I plan to read the second one soon.

I'm actually about 3/4 of the way through the first one now, and would agree.  Hopefully there's more gunslingin' and less yappin' in book two.  :D
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2011, 05:13:07 AM »

Yeah, one is like the setup for the rest.  If I had to rank them, it'd probably be something like...3 4 2 5 1 7 6.

5-7 were written in a mad rush it seemed like (there are reasons for that, most stemming from his near-fatal car accident before that time).  Considering book 4 came out almost a decade before 5 started, I think it was the longest wait for a new one in the series.  Right now, there are some questionable plot devices in the last three that don't work as well as books 2-4 did.  At some point, King said there would be a rewrite of the entire series, which I hope makes the whole experience more cohesive.

If you're really into the mythology of the Tower, reading other King books like Insomnia and Black House should be high on your list.  Doesn't matter when you read them, during or after you're done with the DT series.  But they're must-reads.  There are 7 or 8 other books he's written which touch on the whole Tower thing, but those two have a LOT to do with that concept.  Black House is probably my favorite novel of his.
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Re: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2011, 05:21:24 AM »

Uck.  Now I'm almost completely not interested in a TV/Movie thing if this is true.

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IndieWire is reporting that Gabe Toro has spoken with Brian Grazer and learned the Dark Tower films are very much still in the works. Their brief conversation yields news about a script rewrite that offers a more "satisfying" ending as well as a revised budget with 40-50 million trimmed out.  Clearly, both of these points should enable The Dark Tower property to be reconsidered for production by the major Hollywood studios.

No spoilers from me, but the ending is what makes the books great, IMO.  The fact they're going to 'Hollywood' it up instead of letting the story be told is almost a guarantee this is going to get royally fucked.  Boo-urns!
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