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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Stephen King's Dark Tower Series to Become Movie Trilogy

The news is spreading fast, but it seems like Ron Howard is working on creating a trilogy of movies based on Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The series is to be produced through Imagine Entertainment by Brian Grazer, with Akiva Goldsman as the script writer. This trio might make a little more sense if you throw out the titles A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.

For Stephen King fans, this is good news indeed. Ron Howard is an accomplished director with a lot of amazing credits to his name. The fact that he is slated to direct this project might mean that King's work will get fine treatment. Only time will tell.

I, however, have never read the books, but have been told numerous times that they are quite good. This might give me the push I need to set some time aside and read them. If you've read the books before, let me know what your thoughts in the comments!
You find out more about this news here and here.

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  1. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Are you prepared to invest in a very long, very epic 7 book series? I have the 1st book, but personally do not have the time for that right now, which is why I've never read them.

  2. Yeah, I don't have time this summer, unfortunately. I have a lot of reading to do for a paper I'm working on.

  3. Quietus3:19 PM

    My sister (and brother, actually) read the Dark Tower series and loved it. Granted, it is a 7 book series, and the books only get longer as you go... But I've heard that it is a break from his normal horror writing and into the land of the fantastical... Now I want to read them

  4. Sort of like Harry Potter, right? Starts out at like 300 pages, and by the 5th book they're 700 or 800 or something.

    Yeah, the Dark Tower stuff is like a western and fantasy shoved together with a little horror tossed in for good measure. Definitely a break from his usual.