The Dark Tower Movie Update

by Joey Paur

There are several people out there that have been waiting for 'The Dark Tower' to get made into a movie and it looks like the fans like myself may have to wait a bit longer. In the end it may be worth the wait if the filmmakers get to do what they want. A little over a year ago Stephen King optioned 'The Dark Tower' series to J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof for a huge sum of money... $19. Since that transaction has taken place there has not been much news on the project. So why are they just sitting on this money making machine? Here is what Damon Lindelof has to say:

“The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable. There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”

I for one would love to see the 7 books made into films! How awesome would that be! How likely is it that the series will make it to number 7? lets face it its not as popular as Harry Potter. Like Lindelof says, they got to get people to see the first film. I don't think it would be that hard to do, but there are many people in this world that may have not heard of 'The Dark Tower'. That type of story may not appeal to some people. Who knows. All I do know is they have to make the first movie so we can find out.

I hate that the TV show 'LOST' is putting the delay on this movie. We have another 2 or 3 years before they even will think about getting to work on 'The Dark Tower' movie. Times a wastin, let someone else do it. There are lots of good filmmakers in the world that I am sure would jump at the chance. Oh well, what can you do. Looks like we'll just have to wait a few more years is all. Crap.

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