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Old 07-06-17, 02:06 PM
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Not liking these developments. First, not a fan of the trailer - looks to sacrifice the spirit of the books for blowing things up with tons of CGI. Also, the run time and August release date (albeit early August) are troubling. Unfortunately, my hopes have diminished.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

It's a continuation of the book's story (major book spoiler, maybe minor movie spoiler).
Spoiler:
The end of the books have some kind of "reset" artifact and it all starts over again. Or something like that.


As far as I know, there won't be a sequel unless this one is a hit.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
It's a continuation of the book's story (major book spoiler, maybe minor movie spoiler).
Spoiler:
The end of the books have some kind of "reset" artifact and it all starts over again. Or something like that.


As far as I know, there won't be a sequel unless this one is a hit.
Thanks, not opening up that spoiler.

So this movie takes place after the full book series? Is it written at all for people who are new to the series?
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Given my spoiler, we should be fine. Fresh start.

I never read the books either. I just know a little about the story.

If I'm not mistaken, the kid was never a part of the original books either.
Old 07-06-17, 04:10 PM
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post

So this movie takes place after the full book series? Is it written at all for people who are new to the series?
Yes, and yes.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post

If I'm not mistaken, the kid was never a part of the original books either.

Yes, he was. At least the names of the character (Jake Chambers) is the same in the movie and books.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Given my spoiler, we should be fine. Fresh start.

I never read the books either. I just know a little about the story.

If I'm not mistaken, the kid was never a part of the original books either.
You're spoiler is, let's say, partially correct and you are incorrect about the kid, Jake. He's been in the series since the original Gunslinger novel.
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But Roland wasn't a part of the original books if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

The Gunslinger wasn't originally in The Gunslinger?
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by DaveyJoe View Post
But Roland wasn't a part of the original books if I'm not mistaken.
Mistaken again.

But the books weren't actually part of the books ... right?
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
851 minutes? Yikes.
I'd actually be down for that.
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Mistaken again.

But the books weren't actually part of the books ... right?


I was just kidding, I've read all of the books. What would be interesting is if this series is a success and they include Stephen King as a character. Who would play him?
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by DaveyJoe View Post


I was just kidding, I've read all of the books. What would be interesting is if this series is a success and they include Stephen King as a character. Who would play him?
Joe Hill could fill his dad's young shoes pretty well.

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Originally Posted by DaveyJoe View Post


I was just kidding, I've read all of the books. What would be interesting is if this series is a success and they include Stephen King as a character. Who would play him?
Gotcha, sorry!

You'll say I'm crazy, but Steve Buscemi.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

It's a movie. Shouldn't the screenwriter play himself in it?
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

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It's a movie. Shouldn't the screenwriter play himself in it?
Spoiler:
He did in the books.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

He meant literally the screenwriter since he's the "writer" of the movie.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

We ever get a confirmed run time on this??
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
We ever get a confirmed run time on this??
Not yet no.

The UK ratings board includes running times in its listings of movie ratings, but the film hasn't been rated there yet:
http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/baby-driver-2017
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Not yet no.

The UK ratings board includes running times in its listings of movie ratings, but the film hasn't been rated there yet:
http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/baby-driver-2017
Run time of 95 minutes has been confirmed...

Source
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

This looks terrible. I have only read the first four books and that was over twenty years ago. I think I will read the series and skip the film.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

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Run time of 95 minutes has been confirmed...

Source
That seems pretty lean considering the source material.
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

Which means, w/o credits, it's probably around 85 minutes...
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Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower - (2017, D: Arcel) S: Elba, McConaughey

This might be a 1st. I don't think I've ever seen anyone here complain that a movie isn't long enough.



Most here complain that some movies were too long. Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have been mostly well liked here, but a few here have said they were too long.

I don't know man. You can't have it both ways.

Now a Stephen King movie isn't long enough.

I also thought this would be at least a 2 hour movie, but I'll be fine with a lean 95 minutes. My guess is they did some heavy editing for pacing. But, I guess we shall see what the early reviews say.
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A good movie is never too long. And a bad movie is never short enough.

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