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"The Dark Tower" is Looking Unlikely

Posted: September 3rd, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Dark Tower" is Looking UnlikelySubmit Comment
During last year's Comic-Con, Stephen King has revealed that he has sold the option to his "The Dark Tower" series to JJ Abrams and "Lost" producer Damon Lindelof. Now, Lindelof spoke to AMCtv about the current status of the big screen adaptation.

"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," said Lindelof. "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."

He continued: "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."

Sounds like that at this point "Lost" would have to come to an end before Lindelof would ever consider jumping to "The Dark Tower." Too bad King did not sell the option to Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist), who has previously approached him about it.

Source: AMCtv


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PrevalentMind writes:
on September 3rd, 2008 at 1:35:33 PM

Good! Don't make it. The Talisman is already going to get screwed by a candy coated network miniseries- leave the Dark Tower alone...it's way too long for a trilogy and not viable enough for a 7(!!) picture deal (WTF?!?) Force some arseholes to read for once.

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