Amazon's Series Adaptation of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER Will Go Into Production Soon
In case you forgot, Amazon Studios is producing a series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series and they are gearing up for production!
The show is being developed by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery) and Stephen King. They are in the process of assembling their cast and are looking to start shooting in mid-April in Croatia, where the series is expected to film until late-June.
According to That Hashtag Show, one of the reasons for the delay of the series is so that it will distance it from the 2017 film adaptation which didn’t get a good response from fans and critics. I'm pretty confident that Amazon will do some great things with the series. Stephen King previously explained that the series would be a complete reboot, so if you didn’t like the film, don’t worry.
The series will put the focus on “Roland Deschain, a young boy from a long line of “gunslingers”, and his “ka-tet” comprised of Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns, Ileen Ritter and Jamie De Curry in addition to his girlfriend, Susan Delgado. The studio is currently looking at actors and actresses, ages 16-18 for all the roles listed above.”
It’s also explained that “Marten Broadcloak will serve as the series antagonist and his affair with Roland’s mother, Gabrielle, will factor heavily into the plot. Her affair incites Roland to pick up his guns in a search for Broadcloak and sets his father, Steven, on a mission to find him. At this time, no offers have been made to talent, but the cast should begin to assemble quickly.”
When previously talking about what the series would entail, the director of the film, Nikolaj Arcel, who was helping develop the series said that the show will dive back into the books. Specifically, Wizard and Glass and The Gunslinger.
"We’re going back in the past. It’s very, very closely adhering to the 'Wizard and Glass' novel and parts of 'The Gunslinger' novel. That was exciting to be even more like, 'Okay, now we’re going to be able to even lift lines directly, or like [write] characters exactly as they are. Which, as a fan, was exciting in a different way."
I’m not sure if Arcel is even involved with the series anymore, but even if he’s not they might head in the same direction that he was helping plan out.
Regardless, I’m really hoping that Amazon gives the fans the proper adaptation of this incredible and thrilling story that we’ve all been waiting for.
Source: That Hashtag Show