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For as many times as we've see The Dark Tower get close to becoming a motion picture, Stephen King has probably seen it happen a couple times more. Which makes his recent comments on the matter all the more intriguing.
This news that Idris Elba might play the lead in the film adaptation of The Dark Tower has been met with some backlash because it changes the race of the character. The film's writer and producer has his own thoughts on the controversy
While the first movie in The Dark Tower series hasn’t even been officially greenlit, the project is still moving forward like they’re expecting the call to get started any day now.
In the battle to bring The Dark Tower to the silver screen, a revolving door of leading men have been attached to the role of Roland, the Gunslinger. However, none of those names have been as exciting as the one we're about lay down, once you've clicked through.
There have been numerous movies and TV series based on Stephen King stories. Through all of them, his magnum opus The Dark Tower has remained unadapted.
The Dark Tower has offered Matthew McConaughey not one, but two prime roles for its big screen adaptation. To be honest, while both are quite exciting, there's one we're a little more amped about than the other. Read on to see how we stand on the matter.
Columbia and Lionsgate Films have forgone tradition and gallantly decided to go head to head, as The Dark Tower and Power Rangers, respectively, are both now going to be released on January 13th, 2017.
Stephen King’s Dark Tower saga stretched over seven main books that took him decades to write and publish. King’s own accident, when he was hit by a van while walking, inspired him to hunker down and finish the saga in 2003, so that he (and his fans) could have closure on Roland’s all-encompassing journey.
The fate of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has been decided! After years of false promises to make a film, an idea for a TV series that went nowhere and other failed attempts to adapt the property, the beloved fantasy series is making its way to theaters.
This really is nothing new in the realm of The Dark Tower. We have stories in our database dating all the way back to 2007, when noted King aficionados like Frank Darabont and Damon Lindelof entertained the notion that they would be able to translate the story of Roland, the Gunslinger, to the silver screen… in some fashion.
"I've had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show, which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am," Paul said. "They're definitely planning on making it. … I'm excited."
“The Dark Tower is something that we’re still working on,” Howard said in the Empire Podcast. “We’ve all taken a vow of silence about the progress, the headway, what we think our timetable is, because I don’t think I realized how much media interest there was in the title and how much excitement there was.”
Dean is a New York junkie pulled into a fantasy world by rambling gunslinger Roland of Gilead. He’s a deeply flawed but ultimately heroic character, and he’s characterized by his bravery and sarcasm. Paul would be so perfect in the role. And as Breaking Bad has proven, this powerful actor easily could hold his own alongside any other actor cast as Roland.
As of a couple of weeks ago, it was looking like the fate of the feature adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series would be determined at some point this month. And sure enough, the verdict from Warner Bros. is in, and it's not good. Word is, the studio has decided to pass on the project.
Back when Ron Howard's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower was set up over at Universal, the top actor that kept being mentioned in connection with the character Roland Deschain was Javier Bardem. But while rumors constantly suggested that the Oscar winner was on the verge of a deal, it was also said that Bardem simply wanted the part and no contract had been signed.
It seemed like an empty promise back in August of last year when director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer said that they would let their adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower die. While the format - three films and a television series to fill the time gaps - was something that all of the fans could get behind, the whole thing seemed too big for any studio to take a risk on. That could change.
Howard and Grazer continue to seek financing for their planned adaptation, which could span three movies and a television series. One new bit of news is that Grazer is contemplating airing the TV component of the story on Netflix. The video streaming system, if you recall, paid handsomely for the rights to the drama series House of Cards. It could be the ideal home for an experimental drama series such as this.
I can pretend to be surprised by this, but I won't waste your time. When the deal between Universal and Guillermo Del Toro for At The Mountains of Madness fell apart in March it became quite clear that the studio wasn't interested in funding an incredibly ambitious project with no guarantee with success.
Many seem to think the whole project is pretty much doomed. They hint that the reason we’re hearing Howard’s name suddenly involved in so many different projects all at once, is because word around Hollywood is that he’s about to be freed up from Dark Tower and so everyone’s going to him looking to bring him on board their project.
Ron Howard’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series was originally announced as one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. It was to be a project so big that it couldn’t be contained in one format, to be told in different parts both on the big screen and the small screen.