The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!

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PostThe Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Wed May 03, 2017 11:37 am



Loved the Dark Tower series of books and really looking forward to the film!

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Poser » Wed May 03, 2017 11:40 am

From the looks of that, it's going to take a more linear, audience-friendly approach to the story. I assume (hope) the plan would be to fill in other aspects of the story once the characters/premise has been firmly established.

Just telling the story as per the first three books was always going to be a massive, arguably impossible, challenge, and I don't think film audiences would have taken to it.

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by Floex » Wed May 03, 2017 11:47 am

As someone who's only read part of the first novel, colour me surprised that it involves a two world scenario... not feeling that.

Hmm, ok trailer, bland as hell mind and it being a Sony pictures film doesn't fill me with confidence.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Poser » Wed May 03, 2017 11:56 am

Floex wrote:As someone who's only read part of the first novel, colour me surprised that it involves a two world scenario... not feeling that.



Not sure if serious...

Pretty much the whole point of the whole series is that it takes place in, for want of a better expression, a layered multiverse.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Wed May 03, 2017 11:58 am

Poser wrote:
Floex wrote:As someone who's only read part of the first novel, colour me surprised that it involves a two world scenario... not feeling that.



Not sure if serious...

Pretty much the whole point of the whole series is that it takes place in, for want of a better expression, a layered multiverse.


This, even in the first book that is apparent with Jake.

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by Floex » Wed May 03, 2017 12:04 pm

Like I said, I only read part way which involved a gunslinger in the desert on the trail of the man in black. I was really invested until at some point the gunslinger meets some sort of fairy and turned me right off. I just had a different idea in my head of where the story went.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Peter Crisp » Wed May 03, 2017 3:05 pm

Where's his trip through the desert that makes up book 1?

I'm going to see this with my free tickets and have been looking forward to it massively and only watched the first 3 seconds of the clip.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Poser » Wed May 03, 2017 3:11 pm

I might be in the minority here, but I'm not convinced that 'chase through the desert' would make such a great movie...

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by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Wed May 03, 2017 3:35 pm

I bought the first Dark Tower novel a while ago but haven't got around to reading it. Perhaps now is the time!

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Wed May 03, 2017 3:43 pm

Karl wrote:I bought the first Dark Tower novel a while ago but haven't got around to reading it. Perhaps now is the time!

I would highly recommend it, the series is really, slow in some places but a really good read.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by sawyerpip » Wed May 03, 2017 5:45 pm

I'll watch this but I wasn't too impressed with the trailer. I know it's not a straight adaptation of The Gunslinger, but they don't seem to have captured the Western theme of that first book which is disappointing.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed May 03, 2017 8:59 pm

I'm not sure about it. The trailer just made me feel "ok" rather than "strawberry float yeah!".

I've been underwhelmed before by trailers but loved the actual movies and am hoping this will be the same as I adore the Dark Tower series.

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by Curls » Wed May 03, 2017 9:11 pm

If it's good enough to get to wolves of the calla then I'm game

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by Squinty » Wed May 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Not really too fussed on that. I'm not sure Ibris is who I had in mind to play Roland. But he's a fantastic actor and I'm sure he'll do okay.

Very mixed on the book series, I loved the first four books in this series, after that, it falls apart. That one he released a few years ago was strawberry floating pointless as well.It's the only book series I have ever seen that had a disclaimer before the ending, that basically tells you that it sucks.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by sawyerpip » Wed May 03, 2017 9:43 pm

Curls wrote:If it's good enough to get to wolves of the calla then I'm game


Unfortunately due to licensing issues I doubt we'll ever get to see horse-riding Dr Dooms with lightsabers and exploding snitches :(

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by Riksilver » Thu May 04, 2017 12:52 am

Only got up to the start of Wolves of the Calla but not surprised they've taken a different approach to the story, the first couple of books as a straight adaptation would've bombed with cinema audiences, just wouldn't have translated very well. Idris Elba makes for a good Roland as far as I can tell so far. American accent surprised me though, even though obviously Dark Tower is heavily western influenced all his sort of archaic language and the King Arthur lineage meant I always imagined Roland having a more English accent.
Only thing I'm not keen on is no Eddie but with any luck they'll rework it to add him and Susannah in later films.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu May 04, 2017 4:06 am

Riksilver wrote:Only thing I'm not keen on is no Eddie but with any luck they'll rework it to add him and Susannah in later films.


Eddie was book 2 (Drawing of the Three) I thought, so if this is a series of films he would be in the next one.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Riksilver » Thu May 04, 2017 9:18 am

Yeah, but this seems to be taking elements from all across The Gunslinger/Drawing of the Three/Waste Lands is all I meant, like Jake's bit in the haunted house and with his visions.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 am

True, we will see I guess.

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PostRe: The Dark Tower Movie - Trailer Out Now!
by Poser » Thu May 04, 2017 10:15 am

Thing is, the Drawing of Three is the sort of narrative that would be dealt with by the first act of any standard Hollywood film. It simply isn't reasonable to expect a major studio-produced film to dwell on detail in the same way that King does, and certainly in such a non-linear way.

I can imagine there being a really decent origin story, that covers perhaps young gunslinger and his training, through to the events of Wizard and Glass.

(Must flag, I've only read the first four so far and am currently on The Black House. Next DT book (5) is next on the list.)

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