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Old 09-09-2010, 11:26 AM  
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Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" Coming To Film & Television

The Dark Tower to Become a Film Trilogy and TV Series


by SuperHeroHype
Sep 9th, 2010

Based on Stephen King's series of novels

Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman Donna Langley—along with Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment and Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC & Universal Media Studios—today announced that Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television Entertainment have acquired the rights to produce three films and a television series based on the seven epic novels, short stories and comic books from Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

Ron Howard will direct the first film and the first season of television, which will be written by Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman will produce the film through his Weed Road Pictures with Howard and Grazer for Imagine Entertainment. Howard, Grazer and Goldsman will executive produce the television series for Universal Media Studios. Kerry Foster will executive produce the first film for Weed Road Pictures along with Todd Hallowell and Erica Huggins for Imagine Entertainment.


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Old 04-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #91
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Javier Bardem? Ron Howard has forgotten the face of his father and should have been sent west.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #92
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:26 PM   #93
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I've only read the first two books but I can't see how this would be easy to pull off as a MFTV series.

It definitely think it deserves the "LOTR Treatment."

JMHO...
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:12 PM   #94
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #95
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I've only read the first two books but I can't see how this would be easy to pull off as a MFTV series.

It definitely think it deserves the "LOTR Treatment."

JMHO...
I'm interested in seeing how a combined film trilogy plus series to fill in the stuff in between is going to work. It could be the wave of the future.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #96
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I'm interested in seeing how a combined film trilogy plus series to fill in the stuff in between is going to work. It could be the wave of the future.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #97
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Guess I better get busy and finish reading the series, then.
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Guess I better get busy and finish reading the series, then.
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It took me forever to slog through the first book. I'm halfway through the second and it is much better so far.
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Project's been officially put "on haitus".

Got a feeling this one's about to go the way of the dodo...
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:53 PM   #101
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Project's been officially put "on haitus".

Got a feeling this one's about to go the way of the dodo...
Good. They could never do it justice in a movie. Rather see it as an HBO mini-series.
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Never read this series but I picked up the graphic novel a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Gunslinger Reborn was the name of it.
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Project's been officially put "on haitus".

Got a feeling this one's about to go the way of the dodo...
As excited as I am to see a competent film adaptation of The Dark Tower Series, I have to say this news does not upset me.

I'm actually a little relieved. Ron Howard's involvement has always felt off.
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Ron Howard's involvement has always felt off.
Yes indeed.
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The story is too complex to do it any justice in a movie.
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