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 Post subject: The Dark Tower
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Just saw on Facebook, through Phil Edwards 'Livefor films' that Ron Howard is going to make Stephen King's The Dark Tower, yippee!
He's got a short-list of Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Jon Hamm but with also a mention of Viggo Mortensen (my favourite for this casting) so hopefully Howard will do the story justice.

http://www.liveforfilms.com/2010/12/19/the-dark-tower-ron-howard-likes-hugh-jackman-jon-hamm-or-daniel-craig-for-the-gunslinger/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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It has been in the pipeline for over a year now, the plan is 3 films and 2 TV mini series in between. Ambitious.


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I think Mortensen is the most appropriate choice of those. Less super hero (his role in Lord of the Rings I thought was very subtle as far as heroics go and I'd like to see that again for Roland).

That said, I still think Jackman was great in The Fountain (though I know many people hated that film) so if he could bring that same vulnerability to the gunslinger, that'd be good.


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Yep, I like Viggo for Roland and perhaps Javier Bardem for The Man In Black?

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I still haven't read the last volume yet. So many books, so little time.

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I read the last book when it was released, I still don't know whether I liked the way it ended or not!

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For me the ending redeemed the series as I was beginning to think it a little too, well, BIG by the end. But I think Mr King gets criticised for that a lot anyway.

Would King play himself do you think? Can't see him wanting to relive the van experience...


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This is the guy currently set to play Roland, according to the King website - it's old news, ish, as I've not been to the Stephen King site for a while.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000849/


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He actually looks a lot like Hugh Jackman.

Ah well. I'd better go and comfort Daniel Craig....

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Mr King has written a new Dark Tower book, so that's good news if you're missing the ka-tet (or whatever). News on his website...

http://www.stephenking.com/promo/wind_t ... ouncement/


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