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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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    The Dark Tower TV Show May Begin Filming This Summer

    Omega Underground is reporting that The Dark Tower TV show will begin production this summer in both the UK and Ireland. Like Game of Thrones, itís likely the show will utilize some of the unique landscapes in the area to bring the world of Kingís books to life. By doing so, it can create a more alien world without crossing over to ours like the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    The Dark Tower TV Show May Begin Filming This Summer

    Omega Underground is reporting that The Dark Tower TV show will begin production this summer in both the UK and Ireland. Like Game of Thrones, itís likely the show will utilize some of the unique landscapes in the area to bring the world of Kingís books to life. By doing so, it can create a more alien world without crossing over to ours like the movie.
    If it does come to pass; hopefully a new thread will be created to discuss it and the project will be worthwhile.
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    We can dream that the cable product will be better than the movie. I hope that whoever is responsible for this has passion for the source material and the resources to make this right. The movie was a slow motion train wreck so there is really nowhere to go but up...unless they pull a The Mist or a UTD.

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    The Dark Tower TV Show May Begin Filming This Summer

    Omega Underground is reporting that The Dark Tower TV show will begin production this summer in both the UK and Ireland. Like Game of Thrones, itís likely the show will utilize some of the unique landscapes in the area to bring the world of Kingís books to life. By doing so, it can create a more alien world without crossing over to ours like the movie.
    If it does come to pass; hopefully a new thread will be created to discuss it and the project will be worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    We can dream that the cable product will be better than the movie. I hope that whoever is responsible for this has passion for the source material and the resources to make this right. The movie was a slow motion train wreck so there is really nowhere to go but up...unless they pull a The Mist or a UTD.

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    The Dark Tower TV Show May Begin Filming This Summer

    Omega Underground is reporting that The Dark Tower TV show will begin production this summer in both the UK and Ireland. Like Game of Thrones, itís likely the show will utilize some of the unique landscapes in the area to bring the world of Kingís books to life. By doing so, it can create a more alien world without crossing over to ours like the movie.
    If it does come to pass; hopefully a new thread will be created to discuss it and the project will be worthwhile.
    Ah, c'mon Ben. It wasn't as bad as you're making it out to be. With a train wreck, there's virtually nothing to salvage. I could understand "fourteen-car pileup"...even if I don't agree with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    The movie was a slow motion train wreck so there is really nowhere to go but up...unless they pull a The Mist or a UTD.
    Heh I'd say UTD was a little bit better, if only for Dean Norris.


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    Funko Pop sale, Dark Tower for $2.99 each plus shipping

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    Was going to get Walter because why not but eek at that shipping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Was going to get Walter because why not but eek at that shipping.


    Should still be easy to find at Barnes & Noble.

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    I am surprised that nobody mentionned it yet, but according to DEADLINE, Amazon Studios bought the rights /devleops the DARK TOWER tv series !
    >>> http://deadline.com/2018/02/culture-...ly-1202297416/
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    I am surprised that nobody mentionned it yet, but according to DEADLINE, Amazon Studios bought the rights /devleops the DARK TOWER tv series !
    >>> http://deadline.com/2018/02/culture-...ly-1202297416/
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    It's amazing how much traction this "announcement" is getting, despite the fact that it's unconfirmed by any other source and buried deep in an article about something else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    It's amazing how much traction this "announcement" is getting, despite the fact that it's unconfirmed by any other source and buried deep in an article about something else!
    Actually, I could swear I saw an announcement somewhere stating that this is indeed happening at Amazon Prime. Got a director and start date as I recall. Maybe we can finally have some hope it gets good treatment this time. The piece said they were chalking up the movie to an AR and proceeding as a series. Dare we hope, again? lol
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    I'll never hope again.

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    http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-d...ming-to-amazon

    Here's an article that I read yesterday. Although the sources for it are all pretty old. It references the original article posted here, an interview from King from last October and another article from August of last year.
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    It took over a decade last time to get the thing off the ground. I'm not holding my breath. Especially after whatever that was showed up in theatres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    It's amazing how much traction this "announcement" is getting, despite the fact that it's unconfirmed by any other source and buried deep in an article about something else!
    Deadline is usually quite relevant, hence why when I shared the news myself I always used conditional words.
    But then, the information hasnt really been shared that much !
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    Here's to hoping.
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    And the project is confirmed as being worked on for amazon
    > http://www.wheeloftime.tv/2018/04/he...n-studios.html
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    Will be interesting. Hopeful.
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    Amazon definitely have money to invest in projects that they believe in.

    They are willing to throw up to 1 billion dollars for creating 3 seasons of the chinese SF saga of "the three body problem", and half of another one for a lord of the rings series
    > https://io9.gizmodo.com/report-amazo...win-1824110293
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