The Dark Tower movie rears its head again


#1

I couldn't find the thread where we discussed this, but it looks like the idea of a Dark Tower movie has found new life. According to this article, Ron Howard and his partners are contemplating a movie to be followed by a TV series.

I know there's no way any adaptation will meet the high expectations of the fans of the books, but a movie followed by a TV series seems like a reasonable way to tackle them.


#2

A Ron Howard directed Dark Tower series? No.

No, no, no, no, no, no.


#3

Okay, who COULD direct the Dark Tower to most people's satisfaction? I don't think such a person exists.

Well, okay, Christopher Nolan is the go-to guy for the fanboys, but other than him?


#4

I don't know, but it ain't Ron Howard.

I would have said Peter Jackson, but then I saw The Lovely Bones.


#5

Guillermo Del Toro
John Hillcoat


#6

Micheal Bay!


#7

I'd give Frank Darabont the benefit of the doubt.


#8

William Shatner.


#9

Tarsem Singh


#10

THAT I'd see, for sure.


#11

Aronofsky. We're talking about books that are king of the surreal... and seems to me that Aronofsky could do that and then some.


#12

Only one director has the experience, craftsmanship, and dedication to handle The Dark Tower movie.

Uwe Boll.


#13

OK, I've never actually read any of the Dark Tower books, although I think I may have read one of the stories. They sound like Stephen King covering Michael Moorcock to me, specifically the Moorcock of the Eternal Champions connected-multiverse stories. Are these actually worth reading, or should I just reread Elric?


#14

I feel like the second book would lend itself to a great movie, not so sure about the rest.


#15

The fourth would be fine without the wrapper story - the basic western in the flashback is pretty well standalone, as evidence by the fact that that's where they decided to start in the comics. The third book would be a decent second movie.

If Lindelof and Cuse aren't involved, I'm not sure that I think that this is a good idea.


#16

There's some Moorcock, some Tolkien, some Silver Age Comics.

They're absolutely worth reading, as long as you're prepared for the bizarre places it goes in the last two books.


#17

Read the first one and go from there. If it grabs you then you will probably enjoy the series.


#18

Yep. Don't forget the J.K. Rowling he throws in there.


#19

Oh man... you mean that Dark Tower.

I got all excited.


#20

Oooh, ooh. Good call, Bob.