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Entries in dark tower (42)

Friday
Oct122012

Aaron Paul Wants to Play Eddie Dean

Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad tweeted this last night:

A reply from Damon Lindelhoff:

Of course all of this means nothing since the project is currently stalled and probably will never get made.

 

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Monday
Aug202012

WB Passes on The Dark Tower: UPDATE: DT STILL ALIVE?

According to Variety:

The ambitious journey of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" seven-book series to the bigscreen and TV has hit another setback, as Warner Bros., which had been in talks to take it on after Universal let it go, has also decided not to make it either.

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer would produce through their Imagine Entertainment banner, with Howard as director and King as another producer. Imagine can still take the project out to other studios, but the latest rejection is a serious blow to the film's future -- when Universal first let go of the film, most insiders around town believed WB was its best chance.

Bad news. It's looking more and more like the series will never get made.


UPDATE:

From Deadline:

Media Rights Capital is in serious talks to take on The Dark Tower after Warner Bros declined to make what potentially amounts to three feature films and two limited run TV series. MRC’s Modi Wiczyk is a big fan of the Stephen King novel series, I hear, and the company is eager to capitalize on the positive momentum they got from developing and financing the Seth MacFarlane-directed summer sleeper hit Ted with Mark Wahlberg. MRC next has the Neill Blomkamp-directed Elysium with Matt Damon, and the company has the capital to back an ambitious project like The Dark Tower with director Ron Howard eyeing Russell Crowe as the gunslinger Roland Deschain and his quest to travel through a Western-style world woven with magic to find the Dark Tower, mankind’s only hope. Akiva Goldsman adapted the book and is producing along with Brian Grazer and Stephen King. Even though MRC was unavailable to comment, I expect this deal to make quickly. MRC has a distribution arrangement with Universal, but it’s unclear whether that studio would release the film. Universal developed it but passed on making the project before it moved to Warner Bros.
EARLIER, 5:02 PM: Warner Bros took the easy out and has passed on The Dark Tower, the ambitious multi-platform adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series. After getting an overhauled script from Oscar winning scribe Akiva Goldsman, the studio just balked on the project that Ron Howard wants to direct with Brian Grazer, Goldsman and King producing, and with their A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe being eyed to play the gunman Roland Deschain. Warner Bros follows Universal, which also bailed on making the project.
It’s something of an odd move for Warner Bros, given all the talk out there that with Harry Potter and the Chris Nolan-directed Batman movies over, the studio badly needs some franchise blood and keeps swinging and missing with its attempts to mint franchises out of its DC Comics stable of characters like Green Lantern and Jonah Hex. I just interviewed the author; King knows his way around a good story, and here is how he described what is waiting for whoever steps up to fund this movie: “The Dark Tower, to me, and I’m not unbiased because I’m the writer on this thing, but to me it looks like gold on the ground waiting to be picked up.” You need guts to find gold in this precarious time in the film business, and Warner Bros ultimately didn’t show any here. Peter Jackson is lucky that Bob Shaye ran New Line when he was down to his last chance to get The Lord Of The Rings made. If he was out pitching that movie today, I doubt that Jackson would have been able to persuade Warner Bros to say yes to what became a billion dollar franchise. I hope that Howard and his posse reload and try again, but this is a major setback for them.<\blockquote>

Not sure if w should get our hopes up.

Friday
Aug032012

Russell Crowe Rumored to Play Roland Deschain in the Ron Howard Dark Tower Movie/TV Project

From Deadline:

I’m told that Warner Bros is getting a new script from Akiva Goldsman for the first installment of Stephen King’s mammoth Western The Dark Tower, and that within two weeks, the studio will be making a decision on whether to green light the first leg of one of the most daring and ambitious projects to come along since The Lord Of The Rings. And here is a new wrinkle to add to the mix. Javier Bardem is no longer in the mix as gunslinger Roland Deschain. I’m told that director Ron Howard and producers Brian Grazer and Goldsman have been talking with their A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe about playing Deschain. While there is no deal with Crowe, that is the star that Warner Bros will be evaluating as the studio decides on whether to take a leap on a nine-volume book that has a huge following, with Howard, King and their partners planning a multi-platform presentation that could be unforgettable. The story will be told through three films and two limited run TV series.

If true, Russell Crowe could be a huge move.  His star power may be just what Warner Brothers needs to convince them that the DT project should be made.

 

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Thursday
Jun142012

Discordia 19 Podcast Episode 9

Recorded on June 14th, 2012

Carrie, The 10 O'clock People adaptation, IT reboot, The Rock Bottom Remainders, RIP Richard Dawson and Ray Bradbury.


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Monday
May212012

The Wind Through the Keyhole Fan Appreciation Giveaway

SK.com has begun its Wind Through the Keyhole contest.

Test your knowledge of The Wind Through The Keyhole and enter for a chance to receive a copy of the audiobook read by Stephen and a Wind Through The Keyhole tee shirt. Five lucky entrants will receive both the audiobook and a tee shirt and 15 others will receive just the tee shirt. Recipients will be chosen at random from correct entries. 
 
In order to allow everyone a chance to read the book, we will only begin accepting entries on May 21st, and we will continue accepting entries until May 28th. 

It was 5 very specific questions about the book.

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