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The Dark Tower
« on: January 13, 2011, 11:30:26 PM »
Thankee sai!!!

I guess this news is a few months old but I just found out about it tonight. They have finally started production on a Dark Tower Movie/TV series. I know that they had planned one a few years ago with JJ Abrams set to make it, but that fell through. Now Ron Howard is at the helm.

http://screenrant.com/dark-tower-movie-trilogy-tv-series-ross-77542/


I am very excited for this. The Dark Tower is one of the greatest stories ever. I loved those books.

And rj, if you're a Dark Tower fan, I suggest your next comic read be the Dark Tower prequel series that Marvel has been running the past few years.
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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 02:20:41 AM »
The way they plan to bridge the movies with the TV series is pretty interesting. 

::will watch::
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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 02:25:27 AM »
Thankee sai!!!

I guess this news is a few months old but I just found out about it tonight. They have finally started production on a Dark Tower Movie/TV series. I know that they had planned one a few years ago with JJ Abrams set to make it, but that fell through. Now Ron Howard is at the helm.

http://screenrant.com/dark-tower-movie-trilogy-tv-series-ross-77542/


I am very excited for this. The Dark Tower is one of the greatest stories ever. I loved those books.

And rj, if you're a Dark Tower fan, I suggest your next comic read be the Dark Tower prequel series that Marvel has been running the past few years.


and akiva goldsman is writing. sigh. give up hope all ye who enter here...

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 07:53:21 AM »
JJ Abrams would have been something worthwhile.

Ron Howard?

Have you seen any of his more recent adaptations? He sure did a hell of a job with The Grinch!

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 09:40:47 AM »
The way they plan to bridge the movies with the TV series is pretty interesting. 

::will watch::

That's what I think make's it sound all that much better. There are definitely bigger plot points in the books that will make great movies and then there is a lot of littler plot points that will make a good serialized tv show. I hold out hope that Ron Howard will do a good job on this. Sure he can be hit or miss, but with material this awesome I think he'll do a great job.


Also, I'm wondering who he's going to cast his strange younger brother Clint as. There are lots of characters in the Dark Tower series that Clint would be perfect for, and you know Ron puts him in all of his movies.


In case you don't know who Clint Howard is off the top of your head here he is:
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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 09:53:25 AM »
I'm a bigger fan of Clint than of Ron.

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 10:49:09 AM »
Ron Howard's finest moment was his guest turn on The Simpsons all those years ago. Downhill ever since.
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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 10:51:34 AM »
would not get my hopes up for the TV series

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 10:51:51 AM »
Ron Howard's finest moment was his guest turn on The Simpsons all those years ago. Downhill ever since.

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 10:58:28 AM »
DaVinci Code was the most boring movie I've seen in recent memory.

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 01:08:54 PM »
I'm a bigger fan of Clint than of Ron.

exactly.


i met clint howard once. he was auditioning for a movie i was helping a friend get off the ground way back in the '90s (it was never made). clint and i talked for awhile. i recall something about how the government was 'onto him,' and he had to be careful what he said because of the radio receiver in one of his teeth. he is a very, very, very strange man.

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 01:16:25 PM »
DaVinci Code was the most boring movie I've seen in recent memory.

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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 01:18:46 PM »
I'm a bigger fan of Clint than of Ron.

exactly.


i met clint howard once. he was auditioning for a movie i was helping a friend get off the ground way back in the '90s (it was never made). clint and i talked for awhile. i recall something about how the government was 'onto him,' and he had to be careful what he said because of the radio receiver in one of his teeth. he is a very, very, very strange man.

When I think of Clint Howard I think of 'Ticks' where he is a Pot Farmer and the chemicals he uses to grow super pot also grow super ticks that kill people. And next I think of Ice Cream Man where he's a killer Ice Cream Man. And lastly I think of his role in Waterboy, "I am not what you would call a handsome man. The good Lord chose not to bless me with... with charm, athletic ability... or a fully functional brain." Pretty much he's a weird dude, even on screen.
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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 01:45:20 PM »
The way they plan to bridge the movies with the TV series is pretty interesting. 

::will watch::

That's what I think make's it sound all that much better. There are definitely bigger plot points in the books that will make great movies and then there is a lot of littler plot points that will make a good serialized tv show. I hold out hope that Ron Howard will do a good job on this. Sure he can be hit or miss, but with material this awesome I think he'll do a great job.


Also, I'm wondering who he's going to cast his strange younger brother Clint as. There are lots of characters in the Dark Tower series that Clint would be perfect for, and you know Ron puts him in all of his movies.


In case you don't know who Clint Howard is off the top of your head here he is:


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Re: The Dark Tower
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 01:47:17 PM »
Nope, that's 100% nose hair. I'm telling you, he's a really strange dude.
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