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    If they cast McConaughey again, please please please just make sure we can't see his fake skin on his forehead for his wig cap or whatever was going on there. Anyone else know what I'm talking about?
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    Perfect partnership. I trust Amazon and its deep pockets to do right by the show. Here's hoping...
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    I heard the entire series will be done with shadow puppets and voiced over with people speaking nothing but pig Latin.
    Move along. Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I heard the entire series will be done with shadow puppets and voiced over with people speaking nothing but pig Latin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    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
    As they should. It's three books that won every award ever vs books that not even all King fans can get through whose protagonist is a child killing gun rapist. Consider also that science fiction shows have been doing well and the attempt to film DT was less than spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    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
    As they should. It's three books that won every award ever vs books that not even all King fans can get through whose protagonist is a child killing gun rapist. Consider also that science fiction shows have been doing well and the attempt to film DT was less than spectacular.
    Man, the way you describe Roland... I always thought of him as a bad-ass hero.
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    rapist???
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Spoiler:
    He rapes Sylvia with his revolver and forces her to have a miscarriage.


    I'm due for another re-read but that's what I remember happened. Someone can correct me if my memory's crap.

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    Nothing wrong with the hero having a bit of antihero mixed in.
    So we've gone from "of course we didn't do that!" to "...ok, we did, but it had a really cool name!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
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    He rapes Sylvia with his revolver and forces her to have a miscarriage.


    I'm due for another re-read but that's what I remember happened. Someone can correct me if my memory's crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    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
    As they should. It's three books that won every award ever vs books that not even all King fans can get through whose protagonist is a child killing gun rapist. Consider also that science fiction shows have been doing well and the attempt to film DT was less than spectacular.
    Would not go as far as saying "child killer" it was a demon inside of her...

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    Jake and the children in Tull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    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
    As they should. It's three books that won every award ever vs books that not even all King fans can get through whose protagonist is a child killing gun rapist. Consider also that science fiction shows have been doing well and the attempt to film DT was less than spectacular.
    To be fair though, the DT series would be based on Wizard and Glass. Slightly different than the film that flopped and before Roland was forced to kill an entire town.

    Although the Walking Dead still seems to be doing all right, even though the main protagonist has recently become a straight up murderer.
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    Why not simply do a show that starts with The Drawing of the Three? Maybe some bits in flashback to his palaver with the Man in Black. But that way we skip the problematic bits of the first book, and we get to see Shardik, and Blaine, and watch the ka-tet grow and kick butt? Why is the planned TV series, like the graphic novels, focused on young Roland and his days in Gilead? I could be wrong, but it seems to me that Wizard and Glass was the least popular of the books? Why focus on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadWolfGirl View Post
    Why not simply do a show that starts with The Drawing of the Three? Maybe some bits in flashback to his palaver with the Man in Black. But that way we skip the problematic bits of the first book, and we get to see Shardik, and Blaine, and watch the ka-tet grow and kick butt? Why is the planned TV series, like the graphic novels, focused on young Roland and his days in Gilead? I could be wrong, but it seems to me that Wizard and Glass was the least popular of the books? Why focus on that?
    Likely because they can fit the entire story into a season or 2. Plus it allows the entire series a re-boot from the movie. It's sort of an origin story and if it does well, then they can talk about continuing the story through a few more movies.

    Although starting the movies again at TDoTT isn't a bad idea. They'd have to re-work a few plot points (the origin of Mordred and the mentral struggle Jake and Roland went through with Jake existing/not existing at the same time, but they could probably do it.
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    I think you could keep Roland letting Jake drop, as a flashback. That's such a central point in the series, it'd be hard to write out. And letting Jake drop alone, without the unfortunate Tull massacre or the even more unfortunate Sylvia Pittston incident, wouldn't make Roland unrelatable. How many other heroes, anti-heroes, superheroes, been given the choice - save your friend or follow your quest to save the world? More than a few. And it gives Roland a reason to need and seek redemption.

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    Could it not start in mejas (if that was what the town was called with susan) and have flash forwards to build the story of the gunslinger then on to the beach in Tdott!

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    You do a disservice to the source material when you gloss over or try to downplay the main protagonist's morally questionable actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
    You do a disservice to the source material when you gloss over or try to downplay the main protagonist's morally questionable actions.
    Case in point: The DT movie.


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    I still find this more interesting than the movie. Warning the music is not safe for work:

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    Move along. Nothing to see here.

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    Acting is better than in the film...

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