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    Default Re: Stephen King's "Dark Tower" to become film AND television series

    Mixing movies and TV in that arrangement seems really strange, to start the show see this feature film... Watch 3 seasons on tv, see another movie followed by more tv and another movie

    Now starting with a TV miniseries/movie would work.
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    I vote Terry O'Quinn.

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    Oh so they DID offer him the lead eh? Not a bad choice at all, he'll certainly bring some gravitas to the role. And Roland's rather stoic style will lend well to man-of-few-words look.

    I just hope that an Oscar winner like Bardem is willing to do the connected TV series as well, or else it's going to be a bit odd.


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    Default Re: Stephen King's "Dark Tower" to become film AND television series

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Oh so they DID offer him the lead eh? Not a bad choice at all, he'll certainly bring some gravitas to the role. And Roland's rather stoic style will lend well to man-of-few-words look.

    I just hope that an Oscar winner like Bardem is willing to do the connected TV series as well, or else it's going to be a bit odd.
    Perhaps alot of the TV series will be stuff like in "wizard and glass" where they focus more on "young Roland" and his first Ka-Tet?

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    Default Re: Stephen King's "Dark Tower" to become film AND television series

    Is he really the right choice? maybe he is a good actor.. could you recommend movies with him, never watched really a Javier Bardem movie...

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    The movie it self didn't really wow me, but Bardem was phenomenal and totally deserving of his Oscar in No Country for Old Men.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    The movie it self didn't really wow me, but Bardem was phenomenal and totally deserving of his Oscar in No Country for Old Men.
    Well, I think the Coen Brothers are overrated, me for one did not like most of their movies maybe I do not understand them but I think there are much better film makers then the Coen Brothers...
    No Country For Old Men was made by the Coen brother..?

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    Yeah it's one of theirs. And like I said the movie didn't really blow me away, so I'm not sure what all the fuss was about when it was Oscar season. But Bardem actually was pretty phenomenal in it.

    As for the Coen brothers in general, I'm pretty ambivalent. I like some of their movies, dislike others. Not especially brilliant filmmakers, but certainly not Michael Bay-calibre either.


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    Ron Howard speaks up about recent Dark Tower madness

    Ron Howard explains what's up with all those Dark Tower delays

    What's going on with The Dark Tower? There are problems with the script, the budget is out of whack, and the production has been delayed. Director Ron Howard has finally opened up about the film's recent troubles—including Javier Bardem's (sort-of) casting.

    In a recent interview, Howard revealed that yes, production on The Dark Tower has been pushed back, but they've got a new start date! Instead of fall 2011, they're looking to get things going early next spring.

    Howard said, "We had to pull back to our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but Dark Tower is moving forward." That's great from a production standpoint, but what about the cast?

    For months, Javier Bardem has been rumored, then confirmed, then rumored again to play The Dark Tower's Roland. So, is he or isn't he? According to Howard, he is—kind of. "I can't really say who'll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest." Javier, sign on the dotted line already so we can get this party started!

    If you're wondering about the television aspect of this saga, Howard revealed that the actors in the film and TV show will definitely be the same. He also said there's a method behind his madness. There's a reason he's jumping from the movie theater to television screens.

    "There are elements of The Dark Tower saga that are more personal and can be best dealt with on television," Howard continued. "TV allows you to roll out details of the characters in a more methodical way."


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    Ran across this story declaring this now dead.

    'The Dark Tower' Crumbles as Universal Officially Cancels Ron Howard Project


    The Dark Tower is dead...and no one is surprised.

    Universal has officially closed the book on its ambitious three-movie and TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy Western from Imagine Entertainment, writer Akiva Goldsman and director Ron Howard.

    But reports of its collapse have circulated for months as the studio and film team grappled with budgetary issues and a way to scale down the project. As THR previously reported, a fall start date was shelved, cast and crew were put on leave, and the studio hoped to possibly shoot it early next year.



    Imagine and Howard steadfastly denied that the project was officially dead but last week word leaked that Howard was prepping another movie, the Formula 1 racing pic Rush, to which Chris Hemsworth was attached to star.

    Today was D-Day for Dark Tower because the studio had a July 15 deadline to commit to the movies or not. All the creatives have been told that the studio couldn't make the financials work.

    This marks the second high-profile attempt at a Dark Tower adaptation to hit a wall. The first involved JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot banner.
    IMO always implied.

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    I read that they could still be shopping this around and maybe attracting another major studio, but the current track record of this production isn't encouraging.

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    The Dark Tower coming to HBO?

    If you’ve been following along, then you know there has been no shortage of drama concerning Ron Howard’s planned adaptation of Stephen King’s genre-bending series, The Dark Tower. First, the epic project — which is meant to encompass a total of three movies and two interlocking television seasons — was unceremoniously dumped by Universal over the summer due to its unwieldy nature and hefty price tag. Plenty of people assumed that like many ambitious book-to-film adaptations that came before it, the project would never see the light of day. Now, producer Brian Grazer reports that he and Howard have managed to shave off $45 to 50 million from the budget of the first film, and that HBO has signed-on to air the TV portion of their massive undertaking — presumably with Javier Bardem still set to star as gunslinger Roland Deschain.

    Given the success that the network has had with Game of Thrones, The Dark Tower landing at HBO isn’t all that surprising, but we are curious as to whether it will help secure a studio for the film releases. We’re also wondering if this will effect how the project eventually rolls out. Perhaps starting things off on the small-screen to help build a larger, mainstream audience wouldn’t be such a bad idea — especially if it was done intentionally!


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    Yeah, but I read that their still trying to sell it, but I think they should shorten the project into a tv show and then movies or the other way around but not both at the same time, in these current days, it's probably to huge for everyone ! I still have to read the series, has King finished the books ? I saw that there are graphic novels as well... Are they tied to the books ?

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    The series is finished yes.
    The Graphic novels, IIRC are based around Roland in his younger days and his original Ka-Tet (group, basicly)
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    My understanding is that the first few comic arcs were set prior to the series, but the more recent ones have been adaptations of the story in the novels (namely, the first, so far).


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