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Cinema: The Dark Tower

I’m really looking forward to watching this movie! Stephen King’s Dark Tower is one of my favourite epic stories, and I really like both Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

We knew from the start that the movie would be very different from the books. How could anyone hope to reproduce a story spread across 8 huge novels, picks elements from several other Stephen King novels, and mixes different worlds and times?

So instead of trying (and failing) to adapt the books into a movie, they decided to build a new story, picking elements from each book, and imagining a new journey to the Dark Tower for Roland. I think that’s a clever way to approach this movie, while not disappointing all the fans who’ve been waiting for this story for years.

I will miss the dynamics between Eddie, Susannah, Roland, and Jake though; The Drawing of the Three and The Wastelands are probably my favourite books in the series, and I don’t think those books will really make it to the movie. But I’m sure we’ll get hints to keep us fans happy. :) In fact, you can see a door in one of the teasers posted by the actors on Twitter yesterday:

Any fans of The Dark Tower reading this post? What do you think of the trailer?

Want to know more about the upcoming movie? Check EW’s coverage.

One reply on “Cinema: The Dark Tower”

Oooh, I like it! I’m looking forward to seeing it now as I have seen the trailer! And yeah, it’s a good thing that they chose to reconstruct the story. I won’t be able to handle another attempt at adapting a long novel into a crappy short film like Hearts in Atlantis, for example.
Also, I didn’t know you were a Stephen King fan :)