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Dark Tower show at Amazon gets two leads for pilot

Amazon is looking for a big tentpole show and in doing so they scooped up the rights to not one fantastical epic book series in Lord of the Rings, but also Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The plan was that the Idris Elba led film would kick ...

 
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Amazon Video bets big with the Dark Tower series

Netflix led the way in streaming, and Amazon followed.  Stephen King's Dark Tower series is regarded as a masterpiece in writing and storytelling. The Dark Tower movie is generally regarded as a dumpster fire. There's a ...

 
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Review: The Dark Tower

If you've read Stephen King's prolific Dark Tower saga you know it's a weird, wonderful, flawed, brilliant, mess of an epic that touches so many genres it's hard to classify it at all. It bounces from western to science fiction to...

 
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See The Dark Tower Early and free

I am so incredibly worried about The Dark Tower. The series of Stephen King books that the film is based on is some of my favorite writing, but this movie doesn't really look much like them. It's got a good cast, but the studio is dumping i...

 
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The Dark Tower receives another trailer, still has a tower

Okay, no, Andy Serkis is not actually playing the tower, much to my own disappointment. Though, I'm sure if he did, there'd be some article praising how he gave the tower some much-deserved characterization, and truly brought the role to li...

 
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The Dark Tower receives its first trailer

First, if you haven't read Stephen King's The Dark Tower series go and do that. It's fantastic, and his greatest undertaking as a writer. It's a massive western, science fiction, fantasy, met narrative that can get unwieldy, but i...

 
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First look at Idris Elba in The Dark Tower

If everything goes to plan Stephen King's Dark Tower adaptations will be a long running movie and TV franchise and it all officially kicks off with this image (and a cover) of Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland and a few details from ...

 
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Matthew McConaughey up for villain role in The Dark Tower

If you said to me that Matthew McConaughey was going to star in The Dark Tower films being made I'd instantly think he'd be playing Roland, the Stephen King series's protagonist. However, Variety is reporting that he's been offered the...

 
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Dark Tower close to landing Nikolaj Arcel as director

It appears that we once again may have a director to kick-off the incredibly ambitious Dark Tower film and TV series. Sony picked up production and even though we've been here before it feels real this time. Danish director Nikolaj Arc...

 
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The Dark Tower gets new life at Sony

I know, I know. You've heard it all before. Stephen King's massive, world-spanning book series The Dark Tower will be made into a movie or TV series or both and Ron Howard is on board to produce and possibly direct. Well it's back. Son...

 
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Rumor: The Dark Tower may head to Netflix

Rumor alert people! Nothing is definite as of yet, but keep your eyes and ears open. There was news a long time ago that director Ron Howard had been working with HBO regarding the Stephen King series, The Dark Tower. That has since fallen ...

 
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Warner Bros. passes on Dark Tower, but it may live!

[Update: Deadline is reporting that Media Rights Capital is now in "serious talks" to pick up the financing reins for Ron Howard's adaptation of The Dark Tower, as co-chairman and co-CEO Modi Wiczyk is evidently a very big fan of the series...

 
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WB decides on Dark Tower in two weeks, Crowe attached

After reading through the entire Dark Tower series because I thought that it was actually, finally going to be made into a movie/TV series I was pretty much crushed when production halted. But never keep a rambling, all-over-the-place epic ...

 
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And the Tower is closer: WB in talks for the Dark Tower

I was crestfallen but relieved when Universal dropped Ron Howard's film and television adaptation of The Dark Tower. I still wanted the project to happen, but it became clear, with the noose ever tightening around the project...

 
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Dark Tower films take budget cut, get back on track

I just finished up the Dark Tower series and while I could write a thesis on my issues with the books and then another one about what I liked about them, the reason I picked them up was to prepare myself for the upcoming films. Imagine my c...

 
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Bardem still atached to Dark Tower, other tidbits

I am currently almost done with a blitzkrieg reading of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, which I started reading because we all thought there would be some movies coming along. Ka had a different ideas though.  Sadly, the films have b...

 
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Universal passes on adapting The Dark Tower

After surviving a halted production that was restarted with a lower budget, you'd be forgiven for thinking The Dark Tower might still have a chance at being produced. Those hopes will now dwindle to little more than a dream, as Universal ha...

 
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The Dark Tower is back on with a reduced budget

It looks like all hope is not lost for The Dark Tower. After an uncertain week, with a cancelled shooting date and the halting of all pre-production, Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of Stephen King's meta-opus is back on at Unive...

 
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UPDATE: Production halts on Dark tower

Update: Deadline is now reporting that the Dark Tower staff has been asked to stop work on the project and that plans to begin shooting in September have been scrapped. The studio has denied the talk that the project is in turnaround, and t...

 
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Javier Bardem in final negotiations for Dark Tower

The Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem, after months of being bandied about in the rumor mill, is in the final stages of negotiations to play Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's televsion and film adaptation of Stephen King's sci-fi/fantasy/met...

 
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How to Do It: The Dark Tower

(How to Do It's primary objective is to create serious discussion on how to adapt various properties to the silver screen. It is not about my dream cast for a Great Lakes Avengers television show. But seriously, Ellie Kemper IS Squirrel Gir...

 
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Bardem wanted for The Dark Tower

I have a backlog of books to read larger than my backlog of movies and videogames put together (that's really big), and somewhere at the top of that backlog are Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Thankfully, the seven part series is bein...

 

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