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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Amazon's working on both this and Lord of the Rings as the next GOT. Should be fun.
    I have faith that Amazon will do this right. I want to see a DT universe done right so, so badly. Don't let us down Amazon!

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    The actors for Roland and Susan are a little old for their parts. I understand for Roland because they may continue on and need him to play an older Roland but we know Susan isn't making it out of the first season. I guess this way they can actually show the sex scenes.
    I'm fine if they age them up a little. Young actors sometimes don't have gravitas to pull off some of the more mature themes.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    I finally got around to seeing the Dark Tower movie. Some thoughts:

    It now amuses me that any of us thought casting a black Roland would lead to continuity/logic issues for potential later films - they barbecued so much of the material that that would be the least of the necessary adjustments going forward.

    I'd thought that it was possible that a DT adaptation that displeased readers could still be, taken in isolation, a decent film that would please first-timers (and possibly it did please a few), but wow, what a chaotic mess, just an absolute casserole of nonsense.

    I'm glad I watched it (I consider witnessing this my responsibility as a long-time King reader), but this was an awful film.

    Onward and upward! High hopes for the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I'd thought that it was possible that a DT adaptation that displeased readers could still be, taken in isolation, a decent film that would please first-timers (and possibly it did please a few), but wow, what a chaotic mess, just an absolute casserole of nonsense.
    Yeah it really was the worst of both worlds.


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    Ron Howard Admits Mistakes in ‘The Dark Tower’ Adaptation

    During a guest appearance on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast for his new documentary Pavarotti, Howard admitted that yeah, the movie really should have leaned into the source story’s horror content. He also learned, a little too late, that a focus on The Gunslinger himself, instead of his kid sidekick counterpart, would have been a better approach:
    “I think it should’ve been horror. I think that it landed in a place—both in our minds and the studio’s—that it could be PG-13 and sort of a boy’s adventure… I really think we made a mistake not—I mean I’m not sure we could’ve made this movie, but I think if we could’ve made a darker, more hard-boiled look and make it The Gunslinger’s character study more than Jake. I think in retrospect that would’ve been more exciting. We always felt like we were kind of holding back something, and I think at the end of the day it was that.”
    Howard admitted another error in planning, suggesting that a TV-first approach would have been a better way to conjure up interest in the sprawling franchise from the general audience:
    “The other thing might’ve been to just straight-on tackle it as television first. Disappointing because I poured a lot of myself into it, and sometimes this happens on these projects where everybody’s best intentions—you’re all pulling in a direction, and then you sort of say, ‘Was that the right direction?’ And I wouldn’t say it was all compromise. I do think it was just a sense of maybe too much listening to what you think that the marketplace is calling for instead of the essence of what Stephen King was giving us.”

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    I actually don't think a horror approach would have worked. There are horror elements later in the series (Callahan and the vampires) but I would never consider horror to be one of the series' genres.

    But yeah... anyone looking at the series and saying "This can be a PG-13 boy's adventure" never understood or respected the source material.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I actually don't think a horror approach would have worked. There are horror elements later in the series (Callahan and the vampires) but I would never consider horror to be one of the series' genres.

    But yeah... anyone looking at the series and saying "This can be a PG-13 boy's adventure" never understood or respected the source material.

    I agree completely. NOT horror and not so unsophisticated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
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    Jerome Flynn has been cast. Nothing on who he’s playing.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/04...the-dark-tower
    My bet is Cort.
    I'll be disappointed if he isn't Eldred Jonas.
    Guess I'll have to be disappointed! In an Italian interview, Flynn says he's playing "the father" -- presumably Steven Deschain.

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    Jerome Flynn has been cast. Nothing on who he’s playing.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/04...the-dark-tower
    My bet is Cort.
    I'll be disappointed if he isn't Eldred Jonas.
    Guess I'll have to be disappointed! In an Italian interview, Flynn says he's playing "the father" -- presumably Steven Deschain.
    His first words will be "Roland, you've got to defend the fookin castle"
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
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    Jerome Flynn has been cast. Nothing on who he’s playing.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/04...the-dark-tower
    My bet is Cort.
    I'll be disappointed if he isn't Eldred Jonas.
    Guess I'll have to be disappointed! In an Italian interview, Flynn says he's playing "the father" -- presumably Steven Deschain.
    His first words will be "Roland, you've got to defend the fookin castle"
    Followed by "What's in it for me?"

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    Michael Rooker just confirmed this on his facebook.

    http://www.michaelrookeronline.com/t...S-A_mnsc9hGmE8

    Cort maybe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Michael Rooker just confirmed this on his facebook.

    http://www.michaelrookeronline.com/t...S-A_mnsc9hGmE8

    Cort maybe?
    Or Steven Deschain
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    Steven Deschain is played by Jerome Flynn. He already confirmed it in an interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari_Racing View Post
    Steven Deschain is played by Jerome Flynn. He already confirmed it in an interview.
    Oh yeah, that's right. So many castings going on, I forgot about him.
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