Stephen King's The Dark Tower Film Trilogy and TV Series

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  1. Bat-Fan Beyond

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    If done right, this could be great.

    It's Stephen King's Western/Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction Epic -- The Dark Tower!

    Three theatrical films and a television series.

    I'm not sure about Ron Howard as the director and show runner, though. I think it would be better in the hands of Frank Darabont, who's done three other Stephen King stories already-- The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist -- but he's probably too busy with The Walking Dead series for AMC right now, so I guess Ron Howard will have to do.

    Universal Lands Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ And Plans Unprecedented Feature/Network TV Adaptation – Deadline.com#more-65742
     
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    Akiva Goldsman = it won't be.
     
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    Bloody Marquis Quite smashing, eh?

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    This. I'm not trusting the guy who wrote Batman & Robin and Lost In Space with anything.
     
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    Sadly, I think you're right. :(
     
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    A PG-13/TV/MA Dark Tower is doomed to suck. :(
     
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    As I've said in the past... my ideal Dark Tower would be shot in 2-perf Super35 (just like the Spaghetti Westerns of old) in Almeria, Spain (ditto) with a lot of harsh closeups and an all 70s prog rock soundtrack. I don't think we're getting that.
     
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    Im a huge fan of the dt series, and i don't imagine they can truly capture the books unless they handle it like the harry potter series. Different directors, first of which should be either darabont or reiner. They could swap off on films, but they would have to be dedicated to these films for like a decade.
     
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    I think everyone had Angela Bassett as Sussanah, cause most of the.paintings looked like her. Shes too old now, it could be the hot favorite Zoe Saldana or Taraji Henson. As for Roland the fave name going around is Hugh Jackman, but though it seems alright at first he just doesn't quite sit well with me on the role, and im not exactly sure why. Could very well be Brad Pitt for all i know, who could convince us of the character. Eddie could have been Steve Buscemi with bassett, but cant see him now. Maybe Adrien brody. Jake im really not sure of.

    We do have to get some folls that will go from film to television. I guess the extra material like comic books (which i havent read) are going to be thrown in for tv.
     
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    I'd rather have Bale than Bardem as Roland.
     
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    JasonFox The Maniacal Movie Critic

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    If I had to decide between Bale and Bardem I'd have to go with Bardem mainly because he's the Spanish Daniel-Day Lewis. Put him in any role and he can make it amazing.
     
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    Anton Chigurh as Roland?

    DO NOT WANT!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, but is Roland Spanish? Or can Bardem totally get rid of the Spanish accent?
     
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    THANKEE SAI. That's my issue. I never heard Bardem without that accent, much like Banderas and Cruz they can't shake that accent.
     
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    Well you're right to have an issue with it, all of his characters have been well Spanish or characters with some sort of accent. I have faith in his acting to play the role well.
     
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    Now it seems Universal is gunshy about undertaking the Dark Tower series:

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Ron-...-Dead-And-Javier-Bardem-Isn-t-Cast-25325.html

    Honestly, I can't imagine Ron Howard doing this project. I have been holding out hope for Frank Darabont for the longest. Howard has the clout, but it's kinda like Martin Scorcese announcing he wants to do a "Master of Kung Fu" film for Marvel. o_O Had Steven Speilberg came on board for this, I imagine it would be moving along much faster. Even Peter Jackson or Guillermo Del Toro, but Howard hasn't done a fantasyor scifi film since "Willow", and most of that was under the guidance of George Lucas.
     

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