Skip to comments.The Dark Tower Might Become One Russell Crowe Movie…Or Several Movies And TV Episodes
Posted on 05/16/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by OddLane
Ron Howard and Brian Grazers original plan for adapting Stephen Kings The Dark Tower series was to do it as a series of movies bridged by a few seasons of TV. It always struck me as ambitious to the point of arrogance, while also rich in potential and, actually, quite exciting. But I wasnt surprised when both Universal and Warner Bros. turned them down.
Since then, they managed to lock a deal with MRC to produce a single film, with the possibility of more if it turns out to be a hit. Thats the way these things usually go, of course. In that deal, Russell Crowe has been attached to star as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain.
But according to Grazer, speaking to Deadline, there is another option. A new plan thats much the same as the original plan.
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The Dark Tower series is probably Steven King’s richest and deepest work. I hope Hollywood doesn’t mess it up too badly.
Even if Stephen King were intimately involved in the film-and hired that hack Mick Garris to direct it-it wouldn't diminish my connection to this series.
There goes my whole image of it. I always envisioned more of a Clint Eastwood type of character but Eastwood is a bit old for it. Timothy Oliphant would be good.
He didn't do too badly in Deadwood.
My preference would be to skip the big names and find a competent actor who has a grasp of what the role calls for.
I read the first three books many years ago, but was The Stand sorry of connected to the story on some fashion? The Stand is one of my all time favorites. I think I have read it at least the times.
Hollywood is going to ruin my favorite work by Steven King! UGH!
I just can’t see Russell Crowe as this character!
Viggo Mortensen is another I would consider.
Randall Flagg is integral to the plot of The Dark Tower
He flits in and out of the series.
A bit old? Eastwood should be worried about breakinga hip, not slinging a gun at this point.
I wonder who would play Eddie Dean and Detta Walker.
wait for it...
wait for it...
Hypocrisy Much Steveo?
Any opinions on this?
Jason Isaacs would be about perfect for Roland.
I suppose I should proof read my auto correct on my tablet before I post. Oops!
Love, love, love Russell Crowe...
He would make a good Tick Tock Man.
Roland is a couple of eons old, so Clint might be perfect for the role.
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