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    Quote Originally Posted by roenick View Post
    Holy carp batman!! They are thinking about bringing Fables to the big screen??!! Yeah, tell me that they won't screw that up!

    Mr. Yates has proven he can bring these big "vision" movies home. I am all for him accepting any and all assignments. Tom Hardy as Capone wouldn't suck either ....
    Yeah well there are 2 or 3 different TV ripoffs of Fables coming this season so they have nowhere else to go. I thought THE STAND miniseries was as good as it's gonna get. I thought Sinise was very good even though he was almost the polar opposite of Stu in my mind...I have read that book 14+ times so I have pretty strong feelings. Is it perfect. Nope. And any complainers about the ending can pound sand. Watch it.

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    Universal Passes on Ron Howard’s Film and Television Adaptation of THE DARK TOWER


    Just because Universal passed doesn’t mean the project is dead, as the report claims that Warner Bros. is a possible landing place (they’re on the hunt for a new franchise with the conclusion of Harry Potter), but a project this size is a major gamble given that the property isn’t exactly a largely known commodity (not to mention the fact that it blends the genres of Western and sci-fi).

    It’s possible that Howard’s The Dark Tower could eventually come to fruition, but it’s hard to imagine the film/TV series model will remain. It’s simply too costly, even if it is creatively impressive.

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    Stephen King Responds to Dark Tower Collapse - ShockTillYouDrop.com

    "I'm sorry Universal passed, but not really surprised," he told EW. "As a rule, they’ve been about smaller and less risky pix; maybe they feel it would be better to stick with those fast and furious racing boys. I bear them no ill will, and trust Ron Howard to get Roland and his friends before the camera somewhere else. He’s very committed to the project."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah well there are 2 or 3 different TV ripoffs of Fables coming this season so they have nowhere else to go. I thought THE STAND miniseries was as good as it's gonna get. I thought Sinise was very good even though he was almost the polar opposite of Stu in my mind...I have read that book 14+ times so I have pretty strong feelings. Is it perfect. Nope. And any complainers about the ending can pound sand. Watch it.
    The miniseries is on Netflix instant. Yates doing a feature trilogy would be badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    Was that Stand series that came out years ago worth watching? It was on my to-watch list for a good long while, but I forgot about it.
    It's shown on Chiller a lot & in fact is going to be on this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Tran View Post
    It's shown on Chiller a lot & in fact is going to be on this weekend.
    SyFy used to marathon it on holiday weekends too. It's real easy to find and worth watching. A LOT of stuff was done right.

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    The good thing...Mick Garris 'gets' King. This will be a good, if not really good, adaptation.

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    This Should Happen: A new editorial column by Quint!
    Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    Frank Darabont should be the showrunner for an HBO Dark Tower series.

    This should happen.

    Let’s look at what has happened with both Frank Darabont and The Dark Tower recently. Darabont has left The Walking Dead amongst word of tension with AMC. His series had the biggest numbers of any pilot ever aired on AMC and brought zombies into the mainstream yet again.

    The Dark Tower has crumbled at Universal. Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman’s take on the project, including the very ambitious plan to split the epic story between movies and episodic network TV, is looking for a home.

    I think it’s Ka (or fate, if you’re not a Tower junkie yet) these two things happened so close to each other. Also consider that HBO has seen one of its most popular series ever with their high-budget, nudity-ridden, bloody, vicious, hardcore, great fantasy series based on a popular book line: Game of Thrones.

    Can you imagine Darabont being able to tell The Dark Tower at HBO with a Game of Thrones level production value? Seven seasons, the first being a quick 6 hour-long season and the rest being fuller 12 or more episode seasons. That would allow them to adjust the size of their seasons (should it prove to be as successful as Game of Thrones) to the size of the books and with the freedom of being on cable TV vs. network TV you wouldn’t have to shy away from the harshness of Roland’s world.

    That was one of my many concerns with Ron Howard and Co’s plan at Universal… Would they have to tone down the feature films so the overlap with the TV series wouldn’t be too jarring? Taking the Game of Thrones model is note perfect for this series, which is also filled with gratuitous nudity (both male and female), crazy sick **** (including demon rape and an abortion performed with a pistol) and ultra-violence.

    I know for a fact that Darabont is obsessed with the Dark Tower universe and we all know his stellar track history with Stephen King adaptations. From what I’ve heard of Howard, he also is passionate about this story and if he doesn’t want to let it go I understand, but I think it’d behoove him restructure his thoughts on approaching The Dark Tower and team up with Darabont with an eye for big budget cable TV.

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    ^^^
    That would be interesting... I'd have to pony up and get HBO for that.
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