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    I got this from IGN. I figured you peeps would be interested...




    IGN has exclusively learned that J.J. Abrams is poised to direct The Dark Tower, based on the Stephen King literary series. Abrams' production company Bad Robot had "no comment" on the matter.

    Sources advised us that an official announcement is forthcoming. We have been unable to determine whether Dark Tower will be a film project or a TV miniseries, although the latter is a more likely prospect given the complex nature of King's seven-book series. Given Abrams' success on the small screen -- and King's well known love for the Abrams-produced TV series Lost -- the tube seems a better fit for The Dark Tower. That said, IGN now has reason to believe the project will be for the big-screen.

    Sources also added that Abrams is indeed only producing Star Trek XI. It was recently reported that Abrams would not direct Trek XI, as many had assumed, but would instead turn his attention to a secret Paramount project titled Cloverfield. Might Cloverfield be a codename for The Dark Tower? Or a completely separate project?
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    Yeah its another pipeline idea - it could be something we could see in 2 years or in 5 or 10, depending on what other projects are in the works. But its encouraging to know that an established director of a show like Lost is keen to tackle it, I can't wait for an official announcement though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
    I can't wait for an official announcement though!



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    Welcome to the site Jake Chambers and thanks for the info
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    shut up bitch, you know that shit was funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Just thinking about a Dark Tower movie has me engorged. I'm gonna pass out from lack of blood to the brain!!!

    I just hope that if and when the movie is done, it isn't some piece of shit.
    Hope it is given the production it deserves much like Lord Of The Rings!!

    FYI.....Compared to Roland, Frodo ain't sh*t!!

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    The thought of a DT movie/miniseries thrills me and terrifies me at the same time.

    Such potential to be done badly....
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    The idea that they will really do a movie frightens me. I'm so scared they'll fuck it up and I'll be heart broken. Plus, they will never be able to get Jake right as they can't make 7 movies fast enough before the actor gets too old. I fear many jakes with the same Roland, Susannah, and Eddie will freak me out too much. I'm in a panic just typing this post.



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    It would be a very expensive series but I think could only be done accurately AS a tv series.

    Im just praying that it wont be another carinvale and have its finances ripped out 1/3 of the way in. I dont think I could survive that happening again.
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    Or like Firefly.Good script, good acting, killed before its time.

    I'm torn on this one. I'd love to see a miniseries or maybe 2 or 3 movies, but damn, they could really fuck it up. *crosses fingers* Maybe it will all work out.



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    Would you like to see this series as a movie at all?
    For my part I wouldn't.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I think it could be done well in like a "300" type format so the magic and fantasy would translate.

    Nothing takes away from the books for me so I am all for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Nothing takes away from the books for me so I am all for it
    Oh yes, good point.

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    I'm one of those people who gets really ticked off if the movie doesn't follow the book - I don't mean every detail, but if a character is supposed to be a brunette and you hire a blond - pisses me right off.

    Oh, and serious deviations from the script - hate that too.

    That's my worry with trying to make a movie or miniseries from these books - there is so much content, it would be hard to pick and choose what to include.

    I think the best thing would be a seven episode miniseries, one for each book.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Or like Firefly.Good script, good acting, killed before its time.
    Off topic I know. FIREFLY rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
    It would be a very expensive series but I think could only be done accurately AS a tv series.

    Im just praying that it wont be another carinvale and have its finances ripped out 1/3 of the way in. I dont think I could survive that happening again.
    if that happened at least we already know how the series ends, totally not like carnivale at all (die hbo). and people who don't know would be able to read and find out. i'd almost rather have it happen that way, i'd be thrilled if they'd just do then gunslinger then make everyone who wants to know more read the series.

    i'm a little worried i'll get all pissed off and throw bricks at the screen, but i'm looking forward to seeing a dark tower movie and i'll probably be able to enjoy it even if eddie is a drunk and detta walker doesn't exist. i haven't found a stephen king movie i don't like so far, when they totally fuck up my favorites i end up laughing about how wrong everything was. i really hope that doesn't happen this time but if it does i'll live, it ain't like they can change my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I think it could be done well in like a "300" type format
    If The Dark Tower was done in a "300" type format, Roland would be the Gay Cowboy from the Village People with a heavy chinese accent, Susannah would randomly break out into some erotic pole dancing and the entire film would be shot in some dark grey-light-grey-brown-nondescript environment, and after 4 long hours of slow motioned (and fake) violence, Roland would have just left Tull.




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    Off topic I know. FIREFLY rules!
    OT again, but did you see the MOVIE??? Not much chance of a comeback there!

    I could kill DBF. He let me sit through the DVDs of the whole series, THEN, when I asked when the next season would be out, told me it was cancelled.

    He is lucky to still have his manhood intact.

    Oh, and thanks to those who posted about Carnivale. I was THISCLOSE to purchasing the DVDs (it looked really interesting) but if they cancelled it mid-run, then I guess I dodged a bullet there.

    Why, why, WHY do the good shows always get canned, and yet we get to enjoy such drivel as About Jim and The Simple Life?

    Pisses me right off.



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    It still makes me want to destroy the entire world when I think about how they ended Carnivale. It was such an amazing show, and HBO didn't even say they cancelled it. They said taht the story was told, which is absolute bullshit.

    The Dark Tower would be best as an HBO miniseries, but only if HBO is willing to see it through.
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    See, I think that's going to be the major problem. Funding the whole thing.

    You know how the industry is. See how much $$$ the first one makes, THEN decide to do more.

    You can't do that with this series, IMHO. It's all or nothing, and ratings be damnded.

    Again, fingers crossed over here, but not much optimism.



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    Its because teenagers spend more money on utter shit than adults do, as adults have bills and mortgages and families etc. Shows are driven by what can be advertised DURING them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OchrisO View Post
    It still makes me want to destroy the entire world when I think about how they ended Carnivale. It was such an amazing show, and HBO didn't even say they cancelled it. They said taht the story was told, which is absolute bullshit.

    The Dark Tower would be best as an HBO miniseries, but only if HBO is willing to see it through.
    Carnivale is supposed to be six seasons, they're all written and edited and ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Would you like to see this series as a movie at all?
    For my part I wouldn't.
    I also prefer the movie not be made, but they will make it anyway.

    I can only see one director pulling off the feel and tone of the story well enough that I won't want to hunt him down and kill him for ruining it. Although, as has already been said; they can't ruin the books.
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