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Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Probably a more relevant link/possibly already a thread...


http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/4588070/Bale-tipped-for-Dark-Tower-role

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/

could be good, Bale's an OK pick for younger Roland at least and can probably age him enough for older Roland





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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby snuff » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:13 pm

Looks like Javier Bardem might have pipped Bale, heaps better choice.

http://www.slashfilm.com/javier-bardem- ... ark-tower/
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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:05 am

mmm I dunno, as far as looks go Bardem is kinda big, whereas Bale can do the gaunt drawn face more like Eastwood who Roland was somewhat modeled on...

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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby Lurch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:17 pm

They are planning to film at least 10 hours worth of material - possibly up to 18 (excluding possible prequels, etc) That at least is a good sign.

Should just chuck a wig on Clint, fill him full of botox and get him to do it. As long as everything is well organised he shouldn't drop dead before its over - and even if he does then its got bonus Dark Knight / Crow cred. Its a win/win.
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Postby Marrow » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:55 pm

not sure if want

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Postby PertHJ » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Lurch wrote:Should just chuck a wig on Clint, fill him full of botox and get him to do it. As long as everything is well organised he shouldn't drop dead before its over - and even if he does then its got bonus Dark Knight / Crow cred. Its a win/win.


This.

Old (present) Clint would be perfect for Old Roland really..



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Postby BanalityDUFF » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:42 am

if King does play himself he may as well play Roland, too. haha.

i imagine they'll get whoever plays Roland to play King. Wouldn't be overly surprised if King has a cameo in it somewhere.

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Postby geneterror » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:49 am

snuff wrote:Looks like Javier Bardem might have pipped Bale, heaps better choice.

http://www.slashfilm.com/javier-bardem- ... ark-tower/

I would much rather see Bale do this. Like so many people in this thread I don't even know if this is such a good idea at all though.
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Postby Caliban » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:58 pm

i think viggo would be the better choice out of all of them. will be interesting to see how it pans out.

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Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:16 pm

i thought this thread was
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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby snuff » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:08 pm

I guess you really need to ask yourself... What Would Graeme Do?

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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:17 pm

Weird, I mean I'll still read and probably enjoy it, but odd to add another book halfway through a finished series. plus seems like there is a HUGE gap between battle of jericho hill and the weigh station that could be written about...
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Postby cirE » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:07 am

snuff wrote:http://www.stephenking.com/promo/wind_through_the_keyhole/announcement/

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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:17 am

Movies have been canned


Not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed,

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Postby hate and wedges » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:49 pm

mmmm....good crack wrote:baggy trousers, my baggy baggy trousers.


Damn. I was so there.

Viggo would be pretty awesome, but would probably get bored or go 'too deep' or something cuz he so serious etc.
As much as I think Christian Bale is one of the best actors alive [would argue further] I question hopping from one franchise
to another. But I guess he'd do other movies in between. He must get so bored in Batman.

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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:08 pm

http://ology.com/screen/dark-tower-may-have-found-home-hbo

HBO series maybe

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Postby BanalityDUFF » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:33 pm

stephen king should just make us bosses of the dark tower IP i reckon. 8)

HBO series should be mean.

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Postby the croc » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:04 pm

Yeah given the amount of material in the book and the nature of the story I think a HBO series would be far better than a two and a half hour movie that misses a lot of the small stuff. TV series allow for way more character development and in depth story telling. Game of Thrones was really good (never read the books though) and that has a similar amount of base material to draw from.
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Postby the croc » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:07 pm

November 2 2011

Although news last week that US cable channel HBO had agreed to air the TV portions of director Ron Howard’s epic movie-and-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels was greeted with enthusiasm by fans, Howard himself warns not to expect the project to appear on screen any time soon.

In an interview with Collider about his F1 flick Rush, Howard says of Dark Tower, “We are continuing to work on the script to find ways to make the budget more manageable and still deliver the work in a way that the project deserves. We were always racing and fast-tracking the project, so I always wince when I see something written about it and there’s a release date in there. These kinds of projects often take years to come together in the right ways. But I am in love with the material, and the minute it can come together in the right way, I am fully committed to it.”
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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:01 am

So it seems people are still trying to breath life into this

http://deadline.com/2015/12/idris-elba-the-dark-tower-stephen-king-matthew-mcconaughey-1201663530/

Sony will distribute what is planned to be the first in a series of Dark Tower movies. A complementary TV series is also being developed by MRC. Producing are Weed Road’s Goldsman and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins. King is also a producer.


With a fairly interesting twist on the character

Idris Elba AKA Stringer Bell as Roland and Matthew McConaughey as Man In Black/Walter/Marten/Flagg.

I think both could pull it off
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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby PertHJ » Thu May 12, 2016 5:55 pm

According to this article filming has started http://geekandsundry.com/five-things-we ... daptation/

Man I hope this doesn't suck. If it only stars Jake wouldn't that be basically starting at "the gunslinger" ie the start, not the middle, of the series?
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Re: Dark Tower movie 2013

Postby Lurch » Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Total raciest but not really happy with the casting. They should have waited until a time machine was invented so they could cast Clint Eastwood. But then King likes him and he's a good actor by all accounts.


I think what they are going for is a Jake-centric story. More sorta based on the stuff from the wastelands? Not a straight adaption at all. Which is prob fine. We'll see.
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Postby PertHJ » Thu May 12, 2016 11:03 pm

Oh yeah, it's been a long time since I read them so forgot about that part of the book. I thinking mixing up the timelines of the books (eg chronological for Jake) could workout ok. We will see indeed.
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Postby the croc » Mon May 08, 2017 10:12 pm

I reckon it looks pretty fucking mean
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Postby Subcide » Sat May 27, 2017 8:01 pm

No Eddy, Susannah or Oy. Will be interesting to see how the story holds up with out the full Katet.
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Postby PertHJ » Mon May 29, 2017 7:16 am

I assume it's not the full story if they're not in this movie
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Postby Subcide » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:13 pm

PertHJ wrote:I assume it's not the full story if they're not in this movie


Stephen King hinted that they might be in another movie here:
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/05/24/ ... dark-tower
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