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The Dark Tower Film

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So I'm about 2/3s of the way through the first book (The Gunslinger), I'll probably finish it today.  The books is excellent.

I'm not sure if this looks like a faithful adaptation of the entire series, but I LOVE Idris Elba.  The trailer looks pretty amazing.

Thoughts and ideas?

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I started the first book but never finished, will pick it up again once I have time 

Trailer looks very action movie like. Was hoping for more of a True Detective esque vibe

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35 minutes ago, SOJA said:

I started the first book but never finished, will pick it up again once I have time 

Trailer looks very action movie like. Was hoping for more of a True Detective esque vibe

Apparently it happens outside of the series.  So there's a lot of flexibility within the world of the novels.  Again, I love Idris Elba =)

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Oh, and that trailer motherfuging rocks.  Hope to see the rest of the ka-tet if it does well.  When he started with the Creed, I got goosebumps.  

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52 minutes ago, Scrumtrilescent said:

It's sort of a "sequel" to the books, which you'll understand when you get to the very end.  Or is it the beginning?  :) 

Now I REALLY want to do nothing else but devote my life to reading this series ASAP...might happen =P

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Never read it but the trailer looks awesome... not sure why Elba isn't in more movies.

He's the obvious choice for the new Bond but they're too scared to do it.

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The Dark Tower series is fantastic and ties together nearly all of King's literary works. I have no idea how they'll adapt it for movies but am interested in seeing how they try given the cast they've assembled.

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51 minutes ago, Darth Biscuit said:

He's the obvious choice for the new Bond but they're too scared to do it.

Besides the fact they won't do a black Bond because of the angry whites.  To my understanding, they want a younger actor to play Bond for a rebooting of the franchise.

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3 hours ago, Promethean Forerunner said:

Wasn't Casino Royale the reboot??? Lol

Because Daniel Craig gas been very public in his desire to leave the franchise.  They want to find a guy in his early 30s to be a new Bond.

Personally, Idris Elba would be a phenomenal Bond.

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I read these books as they came out and I lost interest after the 2nd book. Absolutely loved the first book though. I'll certainly watch this movie.

Also Elba as Bond would be awesome. I'd watch that and I still believe in the "James Bond / 007 is a position not a person" theory.

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Kept up with the series through the first 6 novels and then lost interest.

 

My concern is that DT, like so much of King's work, is going to damned hard to adapt for the screen.  So much of King's writing is about what his characters are thinking and feeling more than what they are doing.

I hope they knock it out of the park but Im not going to get my hopes up.

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15 hours ago, d-dave said:

Besides the fact they won't do a black Bond because of the angry whites.  To my understanding, they want a younger actor to play Bond for a rebooting of the franchise.

 

3 hours ago, d-dave said:

Because Daniel Craig gas been very public in his desire to leave the franchise.  They want to find a guy in his early 30s to be a new Bond.

Personally, Idris Elba would be a phenomenal Bond.

Were he white, he'd already have been cast as Bond imo...  age be damned.  Besides that, they could easily get 4 movies out of him as Bond.  That discussion should probably be another thread.

 

 

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