"The Dark Tower" Is Coming To A Theater Near You!

Submitted by: rumham 2 months ago in Entertainment


I've read the series many times -- changes or not, this movie looks like it's gonna be badass.
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Male 2,340
my dark tower friends.. trust me i am one of you.. this is another level of the tower represented here. and i know stephen king is on board. he has said he rushed the final books cause he thought he was going to die. allow this to play out.  
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Male 63
Hopefully it will be closer to the books than iRobot was.  Talk about creative license.
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Male 442
david-morris Yes the book and the movie were absolutely nothing alike, but I enjoyed both on their own. That being said, an actually movie adaptation of the book would have been awful. Just wouldn't work.

I think I'll go read iRobot again now.
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Male 2,556
As someone who has read the series several times, I had hope for this one...I even didn't mind the casting of Ibris Elba.  But after watching this trailer, this only took characters and general themes and generated a generic Sci Fi\Fantasy Film.  I know it is supposed to be a "sequel" or addition to the original story, but man does this just feel like complete Hollywood Scholck.  In addition, MidWorld was never "another planet" and there were no portals like the ones shown here that are technology based, it was another reality still set on a possible future Earth and the portal in the house was more of a natural gateway through time.

Honestly, it feels more like the 80's He-Man film or The Last Action Hero...a kid is the center piece and brings people to our world to save it...that bares no tonal resemblance to the story I found so intriguing.
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Male 7,664
kalron27  If they based it entirely on the book then it would not have been made.  They need that "Hollywood Scholck" to get funding for its creation.

I'm glad this is a sequel film.  That gives them more free range, and like any film direct adaptation it would have caused disappointment in any way.
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Male 2,556
cobrakiller IDK I call BS on that.  Small budget Hard R true adaption of the first book to wet the waters.  Look at Logan and then picture a true film about The Gunslinger.  There is an Indie Sci Fi Western just waiting to happen there.

" film direct adaptation it would have caused disappointment in any way. "

The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, The Mist were much closer direct adaptions, the latter two with minor alterations...and they did really well critically and box office.
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Male 7,664
kalron27 logan is an unfair comparrison.  That is a character that at the time was not new to the population. 

I agree with you that i would enjoy a lowet budget direct adaptation, but a continuation of the story does intrigue me (especially if that fact comes in to play).

That aside, the shining had some pretty major alterations (some would argue for the better) and the ending of the mist film was way better. 
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Male 2,556
cobrakiller You should see the director's cut B/W version of The Mist...it is good, real good.
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Male 285
kalron27 I read DT as well, but let's face it, you knew this was going to happen. I'm still hopeful, though. 
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Male 2,556
mrsnowmeiser I will take some of that hope in the fact that the trailer could have been cut to bring in the superhero crowds...maybe the film has more to it...I always reserve that final judgement until I see it.  But I still stand by my initial distaste.

Netflex or HBO would have been the best way to go with this material IMHO.
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Male 2,340
kalron27 in a perfect world yes.  but the Dark tower series in book form is hard to fully realize on film... will cuthberts horn be saved?
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