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#1 VikingGuitar

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:31 PM

Who here is a Dark Tower fan? What book is your favorite? What are your thoughts on a possible movie or *gasp* miniseries? Who should be cast as who? Sound off!
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

I've always imagined Eddie Dean as Edward Norton. Norton just has that sly, ex-heroin junkie look about him.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:43 PM

Who here is a Dark Tower fan? What book is your favorite? What are your thoughts on a possible movie or *gasp* miniseries? Who should be cast as who? Sound off!

hahahahahaahhaa, thanks Viking ;)

Here's another news article about the possible (probable?) movie(s) AND miniseriesseses

http://www.examiner....nd-small-screen

I've always imagined Eddie Dean as Edward Norton. Norton just has that sly, ex-heroin junkie look about him.


hahaha Rize, I was just saying this! Either Norton or Downey Jr.

This would also then be the appropriate place to bitch about the year-old rumor that Christian Bale would be portraying Roland. Rrrrgh :/
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

5-ish years ago, i read the first 3, but i have forgotten what happens. i need to read them before the movies/series(es) come out. I dig this series. I'm a "fan"
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

My personal opinion is that no one can play Roland as well as Clint Eastwood could have, and he's too old at this point.

On another note, I totally hate the comics that they've done. I can't condone King putting his stamp of approval on someone else's work and considering it canon.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:12 PM

My personal opinion is that no one can play Roland as well as Clint Eastwood could have, and he's too old at this point.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:14 PM

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:21 PM

I got the comic book adaptations, but I haven't started reading them yet. I've done a good job completely avoiding anything about the story so far, so the whole thing should be nice and fresh for me.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:24 PM

I got the comic book adaptations, but I haven't started reading them yet. I've done a good job completely avoiding anything about the story so far, so the whole thing should be nice and fresh for me.

My wholehearted advice is to NOT READ THE COMICS, especially if you haven't read the story first.

In my opinion, the proper order (to get pretty much the whole story) is:

The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Stand
The Wastelands
Wizard and Glass
Hearts in Atlantis (the first portion)
The Little Sisters of Eluria
Black House
Salem's Lot
Wolves of the Calla
Insomnia
Song of Susannah
It
The Dark Tower

I know it's a lot, but I've read most of these several times and I think this makes the most sense. You'd do it if you were a REAL MAN!
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:28 PM


I got the comic book adaptations, but I haven't started reading them yet. I've done a good job completely avoiding anything about the story so far, so the whole thing should be nice and fresh for me.

My wholehearted advice is to NOT READ THE COMICS, especially if you haven't read the story first.

In my opinion, the proper order (to get pretty much the whole story) is:

The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Stand
The Wastelands
Wizard and Glass
Hearts in Atlantis (the first portion)
The Little Sisters of Eluria
Black House
Salem's Lot
Wolves of the Calla
Insomnia
Song of Susannah
It
The Dark Tower

I know it's a lot, but I've read most of these several times and I think this makes the most sense. You'd do it if you were a REAL MAN!

Would you believe I've never read Salem's Lot? And I haven't read Insomnia since like 8th grade... I don't remember anything that makes the connection make sense in my mind. I'll have to read that one again. :)
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

Longtime fan here.

Roland: I'd imagined Viggo Mortensen. Also see: Daniel Day Lewis, Clint Eastwood (never happen).

Eddie Dean: These Days? Joseph Gordon Levitt

Detta/Odetta: Used to think Halle Berry. Too old maybe? Zoe Saldana is too young. Thandie Newton!

Marten: Steve Buscemi

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:59 PM

You guys! How did you know I loved Dark Tower and wanted a thread for it? You guuuuys <33333

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:41 PM

I really liked the first two books, the third one was pretty cool, but the fourth one totally pulled me out of it. Ah well, maybe I'll have time to read the last three when I'm older. :P
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:01 PM

The first and third are my favorites so far; the second one was great but for whatever reason, I can't remember much of it right now. Fourth one really uh...yeah, I could have done without reading it. It's completely replaceable by just reading the third then fifth apparently, everyone says you don't need to know any of the fourth book to understand the fifth.

I already know the ending to the series but I'll never rest until I read them all.
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