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Missed out on the leak, but I would think the official drop for this has to be soon. Guardians and Logan already have trailers out and they're supposedly premiering after this.

10/20/2016 3:22:33 PM

rwoody
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I'm on my phone so no link but there is a quick teaser out. Trailer tomorrow, supposedly

5/2/2017 1:20:05 PM

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[Edited on May 2, 2017 at 1:20 PM. Reason : Oops ]

5/2/2017 1:20:27 PM

Exiled
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You know...I'm okay with this trailer.

5/3/2017 7:52:19 AM

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^in general, I am too. Looks like they are combining and simplifying a lot of things, which I don't love, but understand it is necessary to appeal to the wide audience. I got some good chills getting to hear Roland do more of the gunslinger oath.

Was that the hotel from the shining in the pic on the therapist dudes desk?

[Edited on May 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM. Reason : $$$]

5/3/2017 7:59:16 AM

Exiled
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I caught that too and I think it is, thanks for validating my instinct there.

Actually...it'd be great if that guy was Dr Torrence.

5/3/2017 8:11:23 AM

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I think it's OK, it makes me uneasy in some ways that are hard to articulate. Maybe my desires aren't realistic in 2017, but it looks too much like a Marvel/Superhero movie, everything looks too clean and expensive. Wanted this to look more like a western. I love Elba but he doesn't seem grizzled/old/beaten down enough. McConaughey does NOT seem right for that role, but he was better than expected in True Detective so...

Also, again prob not realistic for a movie addressed to non-fans, but seems like there will be a ton of spoken exposition, which usually doesn't make for a great movie.

[Edited on May 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Reason : Alright alright alright ]

5/3/2017 9:28:30 AM

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i'm pumped. gonna be different than the novels but that was a given. I just hope the rest of the books are done and we get the full journey in a well-done fashion.

Gonna be sad if we don't eventually get Eddie, Susannah, Pere Callahan, Andy the Robot(Many other functions), the witch lady(The audiobook of Wizard and Glass is ridiculously good. The narrator nails all the characters, especially her). It will be hard to include everything, but if they are committed to telling the story an get enough success perhaps we can get the entire journey along with the major players from the books.

Either way, I am just glad it is getting done.

5/3/2017 10:34:11 AM

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^at one point they were talking about doing wizard and glass as a tie in tv series, with a different actor to play young Roland, which I think could be done well.

5/3/2017 10:38:49 AM

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Stephen King's horror has traditionally fared poor when adopted for the big screen. His short story dramas/light supernatural stuff has done really well. I mean we can thank King for Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dolores Claiborne, etc. Since the Dark Tower series is a mix of fantasy and drama, I'm being cautiously optimistic.

The depth of the story worries me though. They would need at least 10 feature length movies to accurately portray the story as written in the books. Maybe if they are going to do Wizard and Glass as a TV series, that will help, but that is most readers favorite book in the series.

5/3/2017 12:17:26 PM

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i swear i wrote my post before this column, but anyway I agree with most of the points:
https://theringer.com/dark-tower-stephen-king-movie-adaptation-trailer-335b2c210283

5/3/2017 9:13:21 PM

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King made a tweet earlier and now people are taking it to mean that this really isn't an adaptation of the series, rather it is more like a 9th book, picking up where the 8th left off.

5/3/2017 9:54:54 PM

rwoody
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Did he delete it?

5/3/2017 10:11:37 PM

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https://twitter.com/stephenking/status/733244613000069120?lang=en

Read some of the comments, or other tweets - I don't do twitter so I don't know what you call the responses below King's tweet. Some of them take his tweet to mean that this movie doesn't necessarily follow the original series of books.

5/3/2017 10:33:39 PM

rwoody
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People are digging into year old tweets? Wow

5/3/2017 11:21:03 PM

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That trailer is pretty worrying.

They seem to be changing parts of Roland's character for no reason.

It just comes off as the people in charge trying to make the content palatable to the masses instead of staying anywhere true of the original content.

That last head shot with Elba reciting the lesson was the tits though.

*** SPOILER ****


I remember him tweeting that Roland had the horn of eld. Which means it 100% happens after the original 7 books. Did he go back on that?

[Edited on May 4, 2017 at 7:09 PM. Reason : *]

5/4/2017 7:08:04 PM

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^No, that's part of the problem.

Also, there have been a few people who have picked apart the trailer and found the horn sticking out of Roland's bag.

5/4/2017 9:51:59 PM

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