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Thread: The Dark Tower series filmed adaptation

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    Joe Hill mentioned in an interview that King was downright giddy about 'It' for six months up until the release, like he'd always bring it up in conversations with people. And he'd do stuff like putting red balloons in his house at home or Pennywise signs on his front lawn. So you could tell he was genuinely excited.

    Conversely his promo for DT was in contrast fairly tepid PR stuff. Given that DT is arguably his most important work, I kind of have to wonder if his actual feelings for the film were positive.


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    Sooo... watching it for the first time right now. Iíll edit the post later with more thoughts but everything Iíve seen so far confirms that the ďnext time aroundĒ bit was bullshit. The machinations of Ďportalsí, Blue Heaven (kids being strapped in chairs and blasting the tower?), the backstory (Stevenís fate), etc. If they had just said ďthis is an adaptationĒ that would be one thing. But reconciling it with the novels is impossible.

    One thing that really stuck out was Sayre calling MiB ďWalter PadickĒ instead of ďoíDimĒ It wouldnít surprise me if the screenwriter just glanced at the wiki as thereís no way someone like Sayre would know that name or Walter would be indifferent to its usage.

    Edit: So as for the film itself... well I donít have much new to add that hasnít already been said but the film felt very bland. I felt very little investment in the characters or plot. Honestly my favorite part was probably the bonus feature with Matthew narrating the opening scene of The Gunslinger. Iíd like to see him do an audiobook.


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    King had some interesting comments re: the DT film in an Entertainment Weekly interview http://ew.com/books/2017/12/22/steph...s-of-the-year/ originally posted here by Bev Vincent (thanks Bev) http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1091394:

    "...I liked some of the casting choices for it." Some - I find that word interesting.

    "I liked everybody involved with that movie...Iím always careful what I say about it."

    "The real problem, as far as Iím concerned is, they went in to this movie and I think this was a studio edict, pretty much, this is going to be a PG-13 movie...and when they did that, I think that they lost a lot of the toughness of it and it became something where people went to it and said, Well yeah, but itís really not anything that we havenít seen before."

    "There was a decision made, too, to start it pretty much in the middle, and when they actually made the movie I had doubts about it from the beginning, and expressed them, and didnít really get too far...I thought to myself, Well, people are going to be really puzzled by this, and they were."

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    There was a decision made, too, to start it pretty much in the middle, and when they actually made the movie I had doubts about it from the beginning, and expressed them, and didnít really get too far...
    Given Akiva Goldsman's involvement I'm not surprised.

    I think this was a studio edict pretty much: this is going to be a PG-13 movie. Itís going to be a tentpole movie. We want to make sure that we get people in there from the ages of, letís say, 12 right on up to whatever the target age is. Letís say 12 to 35. Thatís what we want.
    Yeah that pretty much confirms my initial expectations of a lack of respect for the source material.

    'It' wasn't perfect but that the director said "This needs to be an R-rated horror movie that's longer than two hours" and the studio went "That sounds great" as opposed to wanting it to be cut down to 90 minutes and/or made into a PG-13 film says to me they at least got what made the novel a success in the first place.


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