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Post by Rhordain on Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:15 pm

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a129494/lost-producer-to-tackle-dark-tower.html

I wish they'd stop trying to make every damn book into a movie. Going to be really pissed if this is garbage. Mad

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:20 pm

My first thought is to tell you to prepare to be really pissed, but then I’m a cynic. Twisted Evil

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Post by Rhordain on Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:22 pm

Yeah, I don't think it's going to be nearly as good as what I've thought up in my head. Hopefully they'll wuss out and that'll be the end of it.

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Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:48 pm

They'll fuck it up, in my opinion the only decent King adaption ever has been DEAD ZONE.

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Post by Balor on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:42 pm

Shiney wrote:They'll fuck it up, in my opinion the only decent King adaption ever has been DEAD ZONE.

What, you didn't like Shawshank? Or Stand By Me? How about Carrie?

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:43 pm

Hold on, Tower fans, the news gets worse:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a154951/bale-to-star-in-abramss-dark-tower.html

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Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:44 pm

oh yeah.....CARRIE was spot on (the original)...STAND BY ME was okay....Shawshank, I liked too...But from a faithfullness to the book standpoint, DEAD ZONE is one of the better ones. But they all strayed a bit.

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Post by Balor on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:45 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:Hold on, Tower fans, the news gets worse:

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I read a rumor somewhere a little bit ago that said Abrams was trying to lure Viggo Mortenson in to play Roland, which would be much better casting than Bale. MUCH better.

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Post by Balor on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:47 pm

Shiney wrote:oh yeah.....CARRIE was spot on (the original)...STAND BY ME was okay....Shawshank, I liked too...But from a faithfullness to the book standpoint, DEAD ZONE is one of the better ones. But they all strayed a bit.

The absolute worst in this regard was LAWNMOWER MAN. There is nothing - NOTHING - in the movie that had anything to do with the story. It's like they took the title and said, "hey, let's use that, put it as the header for this screenplay, slap King's name on it, and we're off!"

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:47 pm

I read a rumor somewhere a little bit ago that said Abrams was trying
to lure Viggo Mortenson in to play Roland, which would be much better
casting than Bale. MUCH better.

I agree, but if he's smart, Mortenson won't touch it with a ten foot pole, and not just because of the very high probablility that the movie will suck.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:49 pm

No love for The Green Mile? That is an awesome adaptation, and almost word for word what King wrote.

The Mist is another great King movie.

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:51 pm

Shiney wrote:They'll fuck it up, in my opinion the only decent King adaption ever has been DEAD ZONE.
I don't know about that. There have been some solid King adaptations over the years.

Maximum Overdrive being the best, of course. lmao

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:Hold on, Tower fans, the news gets worse:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a154951/bale-to-star-in-abramss-dark-tower.html
Lots of Bale hate these days. I don't get it. Dude's a fantastic actor. Sure, he's been in some turdly flicks but he's also been in some awesome ones.

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Post by Balor on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:54 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:No love for The Green Mile? That is an awesome adaptation, and almost word for word what King wrote.

The Mist is another great King movie.

I forgot about that one. Yes, very good.

As for The Mist...the ending really bothered me. It was such a stomach-punch after a long two hours of tension, and I didn't see it coming. Not that it's not a brilliant ending - it is. But I have absolutely no desire to ever see it again. Ever.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:56 pm

Kenwood wrote:
Shiney wrote:They'll fuck it up, in my opinion the only decent King adaption ever has been DEAD ZONE.
I don't know about that. There have been some solid King adaptations over the years.

Maximum Overdrive being the best, of course. lmao

You're cruel..... lol

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Post by Balor on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:56 pm

Kenwood wrote:
Tall Tyrion wrote:Hold on, Tower fans, the news gets worse:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a154951/bale-to-star-in-abramss-dark-tower.html
Lots of Bale hate these days. I don't get it. Dude's a fantastic actor. Sure, he's been in some turdly flicks but he's also been in some awesome ones.

I don't hate on Bale. He's been in some great flicks. The Batman movies, obviously, the Machinist, American Psycho...all great. I just don't think he fits the role in this case. It would be like getting Brad Pitt to play Heinrich Harrer in Seven Years in Tibet...oh wait...that happened, didn't it?

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Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:00 pm

THE MACHINIST....is one of his finest since his first appearance in the incredible EMPIRE OF THE SUN.

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:13 pm

Loved the adaptation of The Stand. Can't lie.

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Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:14 pm

Are you fucking kidding!?!?!?! THE mini series of THE STAND was a tragedy!?!?!?

A blasphemous pimple on the ass of bad film adaption...ick!!!

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:19 pm

Loved. It.

LOVED IT!!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:21 pm

Never saw it. That book cannot be adapted. Smile

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Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:27 pm

It could...in a sprawling epic without sanitizing for FCC rules.

You wanna know the real reason I hate that film...One of the things I love most about the novel, is that FLAGG is a bad man...He is evil, but it is never spelled out completely that he is anything more than that....it is all implied and done throguh symbolism. That miniseries made him a demon and told us this pretty outright and it sucked a poivotal source of enjoyment from it for me...that and the horrid casting choices....MOLLY "I can;t believe they fuckign forgot my birthday" RINGWALD....Sheesh!!!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:39 pm

I had forgotten that Molly Ringworm was in it. :perv:

There's another reason for never, ever, ever seeing it.

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:46 pm

Balor wrote:
Kenwood wrote:
Tall Tyrion wrote:Hold on, Tower fans, the news gets worse:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a154951/bale-to-star-in-abramss-dark-tower.html
Lots of Bale hate these days. I don't get it. Dude's a fantastic actor. Sure, he's been in some turdly flicks but he's also been in some awesome ones.

I don't hate on Bale. He's been in some great flicks. The Batman movies, obviously, the Machinist, American Psycho...all great. I just don't think he fits the role in this case. It would be like getting Brad Pitt to play Heinrich Harrer in Seven Years in Tibet...oh wait...that happened, didn't it?
I love Seven Years in Tibet. Haha.

I admit, I haven't read the Dark Tower series. Not sure I ever will, either; I've heard too many bad things about the last few books.

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:47 pm

Molly Ringworm.

Band name alert! lol

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