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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 01-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #121
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Anyone seen this new book, coming out April 2012? Solid read or lame milking attempt?


For those discovering the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time—and for its legions of dedicated fans—an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series.Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003-2004, the Dark Tower epic fantasy saga stands as Stephen King’s most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis for a long-running Marvel comic series.

Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man,” Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.”

Sure to captivate the avid fans of the Dark Tower epic, this is an enchanting introduction to Roland’s world and the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #122
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Weird they call it an introduction to the world, since I think it takes place in the middle of the series, between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla. But maybe I'm wrong about that.

I'll probably get it. His JFK book was more than good enough to sell me on his next. If it had been another Under the Dome, then maybe not.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #123
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Weird they call it an introduction to the world, since I think it takes place in the middle of the series, between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla. But maybe I'm wrong about that.

I'll probably get it. His JFK book was more than good enough to sell me on his next. If it had been another Under the Dome, then maybe not.
Yeah, looks like it takes place a year after he left Mejis and Rhea tricked him into shooting his whore mother dead.
You are the 3rd or 4th person to say 11/22/63 is worth reading. I quit reading any new King books quite a while ago but will have to get this one.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #124
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Yeah, looks like it takes place a year after he left Mejis and Rhea tricked him into shooting his whore mother dead.
You are the 3rd or 4th person to say 11/22/63 is worth reading. I quit reading any new King books quite a while ago but will have to get this one.
I liked Cell quite a bit. It's King's take on the zombie genre.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #125
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I liked Cell quite a bit. It's King's take on the zombie genre.
I had forgotten all about Cell. That was one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to. I might have to re-read it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #126
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I liked Cell quite a bit. It's King's take on the zombie genre.
Thanks for the tip, its on my list now. I was/am a very big King fan. Have everything he's written in the first half of his career and re-read them all from time to time. His 2nd half stuff though just didn't do it for me.
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I just started this series(about 100 pages in). I think I'm going to really enjoy it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #128
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Possibility of Netflix picking this up? If so, I'm completely in.

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Arrested Development creator Ron Howard has also been circling Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – any chance Netflix could pick it up?
I spoke to Ron about it, actually. The last time we talked about it the thing was being kicked about HBO – but it’s no longer there. Once Arrested Development gets through we’ll keep talking about it.
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