Ron Howard offers up a Dark Tower update and we say thankee-sai!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. By now you should know I'm a Dark Tower super nut. I discovered the series in junior high and have been addicted ever since.
A film version could be incredible, but I'm tough on anybody trying to tackle this massive and admittedly convoluted series because there are a million ways to fuck it up and only a few ways to make it work. Akiva Goldsman isn't my favorite name involved with this latest attempt to develop Stephen King's epic world(s). I don't have anything against Ron Howard, but he wouldn't be my first choice either.
However every time Howard talk about Dark Tower it's clear he's taking this very seriously and very much respects the source material. Case in point, Howard recently spoke with Empire about his upcoming Rush (which I hear is great) and they got him to give an update on Dark Tower.
Essentially he says the movie's not dead, it's just complicated.
"It’s a fascinating, powerful possibility and even Stephen King acknowledges it’s a tricky adaptation, but to be honest, from a financing side, it’s not a straightforward, four-quadrant, sunny superhero story – it’s dark, it’s horror. That edge is what appeals to me, the complexities of those characters is what appeals to all of us. And I think Stephen King really respects that, with [regular screenwriting collaborator] Akiva Goldsman and myself, that that’s what we love about it, and that’s what we want to try to get to the screen. So my answer is: it got delayed, it’s never gone away. We’re working on it, and Stephen is very patient with us.”
If they start out Roland with the Horn of Eld then they're on the right track to cracking this adaptation. Dark Tower super nerds know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, while this isn't my personal dream team, if they can make this happen and do it well I'll gladly shut the hell up.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- There Will Soon Be No More Orci / Kurtzman Movies!?!? + One Of Them Is Pushing To Direct The Third JJVerse STAR TREK Film!! -- 419 total posts 82 posts
- BARBIE. The Movie. -- 167 total posts 37 posts
- THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN Is Now Called... -- 36 total posts 36 posts
- They're going to have to look for another MIDNIGHT RIDER, because after that tragedy, William Hurt ain't stickin' around! -- 65 total posts 36 posts
- UPDATED (21:55): Trailer taken down by IFC! The trailer for BOYHOOD takes us through a decade-plus of the life of young lead actor Ellan Coltrane! -- 44 total posts 36 posts
- Tom Hardy (as twins) and Emily Browning to star in Brian Helgeland's gangster flick, LEGEND! -- 41 total posts 32 posts
- Check Out the Trailer for EJECTA - From PONTYPOOL Scribe Tony Burgess! -- 31 total posts 24 posts
- Mowgli to have friends like Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o in Jon Favreau's JUNGLE BOOK! -- 60 total posts 24 posts
- "Where do you stand on Michael Buble?" "His windpipe?" Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have more celebrity impressions up their sleeves in THE TRIP TO ITALY trailer! -- 43 total posts 21 posts
- Behold The Greatness Of IMAX's GODZILLA Poster!! -- 20 total posts 20 posts