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Old 09-27-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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I honestly didn't think I'd see a screen adaptation untill long after Stephen King was dead, but I guess not.

Loved the books (read the series three times), managed to get ahold of a few of the comics, and hope the movies and tv episodes come out just as good. Any other fans?

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I freaking love the dark tower series. Been through the whole thing about 8 times now, only book I've read more is The Stand. I started reading SK when I was 10 or 11, and I have about 95% of his books on my shelf.

I've sorta been dreading this since he finished #7, only because I thought the movie It was retarded and The Stand not much better. I read the link and I'm pretty excited now; there's no way anyone could pack 4-5000 pages worth of story into 3 3 hour movies. The TV season sounds like a good way to show backstory/ new parts, while the movies would contain the crazy good parts.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #3
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I've sorta been dreading this since he finished #7, only because I thought the movie It was retarded and The Stand not much better.
I've got the same worries. SK's stuff is so far out there sometimes, I just don't think those producers/directors get it. I'm hoping he's got the street cred to pull some real talent in.

I'm also hoping they don't cast some goofy good looking guy to play Roland. I always thought Hugo Weaving would be good for that. Tall, lanky, a bit weathered, kinda crazy looking, and knows how to handle a gun.
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I would like to see "The Long Walk" made into a movie. It's one he wrote as Richard Bachman. It would make an insane and shocking movie.

I also just watched "Dolans Cadillac" recently. Not total crap, I've seen worse.
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How bad do you think they will make Oy look? SK's mini-series and movies have a horid track record. I'm afraid that this will take the same path.
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Big fan here as well. My favorite book series. I really hope they do this justice when the movies come out. Can't wait to see who they cast for the main roles. I'd like to see Viggo Mortenson as Roland.
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I hope they don't screw it up like they did with The Stand. That is the problem with King's books, they are so long and detailed it is hard to fit all of the required elements of the story into a movie. The best King movies come from his shorter books and stories (Stand by Me, Shawshank, The Green Mile).

Yes, I'd love to see The Long Walk made into a movie.

Being a Stephen King fan I'll go and see this when it come out, and bitch about it later if it does suck...
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Fabulous series, King could make anything frightening....I've read everything he's written ....Christian Bale would make a great Roland. And I can't see anyone other than Whoopi Goldberg as Suzanna....
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I would like to see "The Long Walk" made into a movie. It's one he wrote as Richard Bachman. It would make an insane and shocking movie.
I read it about the time the Stand By Me movie came out and kinda saw the same actors fitting the characters well.
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If they can pull it off, it'll be epic! Like most of you I worry a lot about the adaptation. Mostly I worry about who they will cast, because previous choices for, say the Stand, sucked big time. I like the idea of mixing it with 3 movies and TV, gives them a good opportunity to stay true to the story. Plus, you can get away with so much on TV now, it's pretty much the same as the movies
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It was funny to see this topic post - I just finished the 7th book last week and started reading the 1st book again the next day.

Hope they they can do the series justice, it's soo deep.
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I also have really like sk books. They're really about the only books I have ever really enjoyed. I've read tommyknockwrs, the regulators and a few others. I bought the first dark tower series book, but couldn't seem to get into it. After everyone talking about it I might just try reading it again. I also couldn't agree anymore about making his books into movies. Their are a few that are good, but the movies never capture the description put into the books. When I read I kind of paint my own picture of what's going on, so the movie will never be as good as the origanle book.
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i have read the first two books, and enjoyed him, in the third though he fell into a trap of being way to long winded something he does all to commonly.
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i have read the first two books, and enjoyed him, in the third though he fell into a trap of being way to long winded something he does all to commonly.
I took a hiatus after the 3rd book and didn't think I'd finish the series - Detta was so brutal of a character.

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You have to move on Book 4 is tremendoulsy written and they get better from there. Coming from a guy who was exactly where you are; you won't be disappointed if you keep reading.
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When I am at sea, I take as many SK books as possible (I've read The Stand three times); for some reason, while submerged, hundreds of feet under the surface of the ocean, they make sense... I have read The Dark Tower 1 - 5 twice, but haven't read the last one yet. I'm returning back to sea duty next month and I'll put the Dark Tower on the top of my reading list, this time, all of the way through.

While I have been in the middle of reading these books I have wondered what a screenplay adaptation would look like, and really, you could only take this series on chunks and not all at once, you'd loose too much of the story. What I think I would like to see is the story shot in two ways, when Roland is in his world, the world that has "moved on", have it shot in a 'Heavy Metal'-style cartoon. When Roland is in our world, have it be live action. I don't know why, but this just sounds right to me...

Once again, I just hope it doesn't suck.

I wonder what character SK will play?
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ive read a couple of them ,but it's been awhile.guess i'll get them on the kindle. and read them all.
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SK has always had it rough when making his books into movies. I just finished watching maximum overdrive on tv iirc its the only movie he was directly involved with. Probably the best bad movie ever made lol.
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