Would you like to see a Dark Tower movie?

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Would you like to see a Dark Tower movie?

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1Starmap
Edited: Apr 7, 2010, 9:10am

Vote: Would you like to see a Dark Tower movie?vote>As we know filming rights to the Dark Tower have been bought by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof and then they announced no plans to make it any time soon or if at all, as it was a huge undertaking. Who knows? Anyway please vote if you would like to see a Dark Tower movie made. I vote no.

Current tally: Yes 6, No 1, Undecided 1

21dragones
Apr 7, 2010, 9:46am

I also vote no. The Dark Tower series is too long and detailed to make a good film. Even if several movies were made from it, there would have to be too much cutting of the story to bring it down to film length. I'd be afraid that, if they tried to make a Dark Tower film, the resulting mess would probably be a faint resemblance to the Dark Tower books, and more like the hash that Hollwood created from the original Dune book - unwatchable.

3mesalamb
Apr 7, 2010, 9:14pm

Okay, I vote yes but only in theory. The ENTIRE time I was reading the Dark Tower series, I just kept thinking to myself...what a great movie this would make. The film that played in my head as I was reading it was amazing. I don't know which would suit it best though. A movie? A Lost-type series that goes on for several seasons? A made-for-TV six-parter? I don't know. In reality, I know that any rework of the series would be a disappointment, but that won't stop me from wishing it could be done.

4Raychild
Apr 8, 2010, 6:35pm

I completely agree. I think if it could be done right, without losing anything crucial, it would be amazing. I can't say that I think it would be possible though. Maybe as a Lost-type series it could be done, but I would be afraid of being disappointed. Something is always lost in the translation.

5slarsoncollins
Apr 11, 2010, 11:16pm

Depends on the director. I think there are some out there who could make a good Dark Tower series, without losing too much. There would be a lot of people with some very high expectations though.

6Starmap
Apr 30, 2010, 6:56am

Bad Robot has returned the rights to the best-selling author. Now Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are teaming up to tackle the fantasy Western.

The three are in discussions to adapt the material as a movie, to be written by Goldsman and directed by Howard, that would lead to a TV series produced by Imagine's small-screen division

Richie from happy days is going to take on The Dark Tower. King always says his movies don't affect the books he writes. Well I wish that was true and maybe it is for him personally, but this is bad news to me. Disaster

7BuffaloPhil
Aug 5, 2010, 10:49am

Hmmm. Does that mean we'll see the Fonz playing Roland? And perhaps Ralph Malph as Eddie? Super.

I think a long TV series along the lines of Lost would be the best bet. Although the thing about Lost (as I understand it - never watched it) was the whole question of how it would end - to get that they'd have to completely re-do the ending of DT, and that would incur the wrath of many an SK fan! And of course if it was done as a number of TV series, it would probably get cancelled after two or three...