Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Adaptation Angst: The Dark Tower

Hile, gunslinger! Those who love Stephen King's epic fantasy series The Dark Tower do so psychotically. And I, I am one of those people. Adapting the seven-volume beast is really a job fit only for HBO, and it looks like they're going to do it. We all say thank-ee, sai. Unlike A Song of Ice and Fire, King's magnum opus is complete, so casting becomes an even stickier wicket, since all the fanboys and girls know exactly what's going to happen to whom and when. Also, several characters from King's other novels make appearances in TDT, so continuity from previous films is an issue. However, Javier Bardem as Roland is a good start. I'm hopeful and excited about this one! Angst-level only at a 3! Long days and pleasant nights until the man in black flees across the desert, and the gunslinger follows.

In the meantime, check out the GN. It'll make you cry, it's so good.

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