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Sanity 9/18/2013 9:36:09 AM

 King took the liberty of going back and changing parts of the original printed story in re-prints.  I wish he'd do it again and take himself OUT of the story this time.  The changes he made to the original version and writing himself into the story were the only two things about those books I didn't like.

midas1108@gmail.com_home 9/18/2013 11:07:20 AM

"We're working on it, and Stephen is very patient with us"

I think the last person on the planet that should be impatient about something related to the Dark Tower is Stephen King. :)

lusiphur 9/19/2013 6:41:54 AM

 I really don't think King cares a lick about the movie adaptations of his works.  Remember, he signed off on (and appeared in) Skinwalkers, Thinner, Maximum Overdrive, and the Langoliers.  All, in my opinion, pure crapfests.  I think he may have given up after his battles with Kubrik on The Shining.

As for The Dark Tower, I say take as much time as needed to get it right.  How would you feel about them doing The Gunslinger as a movie and then continuing the series on HBO or Showtime?  I would watch it.

Sanity 9/19/2013 7:26:19 AM

 lusiphur...I think they could do more than just The Gunslinger as a movie.  It would be cool if they put The Gunslinger on the big screen...did The Drawing of the Three as an HBO season...and then made The Wastelands into another movie.  It could go back and forth like that and end with The Dark Tower as a movie.  Each of those books would lend themselves better to their respective screen size.  Book two for instance, takes place on a beach...and in cities.  No huge backdrops or expensive shooting locations.  Anyway...just my thoughts.

jd25u 9/19/2013 11:47:51 AM

 @lushiper ... You can add "Under the Dome" to that list.

I can't see any justice being done to the Dark Tower series unless it were either done on Premium Cable TV (ie. HBO/Showtime/etc), or through a series of movies (not rated PG-13).

CalamityJohnson 9/19/2013 1:09:28 PM

The Dark Tower pre-history was done in comic form to AMAZING efficacy several years back. It tells the tale of where our hero comes from and really describes and details the world where this story takes place. Did I already comment that is was AMAZING work? I would love it if this story was told from the beginning and then jumped into the Dark Tower series with the background foundation. Those stories deserve to be told on the big screen.

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