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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    Hmmm. That Carrie remake could be interesting...

    But still...
    I'm curious...I think King wasn't too fond of DePalma's pic, I could be wrong. It's horribly dated(the original) so if it's done well it can't help but be watchable...not entirely unecessary and the director choice gives it automatic cred.

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    I don't remember ever hearing that King didn't like the Carrie film, but I could be wrong. The only two movies based on his work that I know he has openly disliked is The Shining and The Lawnmower Man. Haha!

    Carrie, in my opinion, stylistically is pretty weak, but King had to start somewhere and I like the ideas in that book, which can be approached in different ways. But still, Sissy Spacek was born to play Carrie White and I don't know if anyone else is ever going to top that. Said Boys Don't Cry director, however, can add a, um, woman's touch to the whole female puberty/anger thing in the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    I don't remember ever hearing that King didn't like the Carrie film, but I could be wrong. The only two movies based on his work that I know he has openly disliked is The Shining and The Lawnmower Man. Haha!

    Carrie, in my opinion, stylistically is pretty weak, but King had to start somewhere and I like the ideas in that book, which can be approached in different ways. But still, Sissy Spacek was born to play Carrie White and I don't know if anyone else is ever going to top that. Said Boys Don't Cry director, however, can add a, um, woman's touch to the whole female puberty/anger thing in the story.
    I always thought everyone in the original looked way too old to be in High School. Good cast, Karen Allen, Spacek, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Travolta...still, I agree with you, it's not one of Kings best books. It has potential and I think the casting will have a lot to do with how good it may be. And yeah, the whole feminine angst thing is ripe for the plucking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I always thought everyone in the original looked way too old to be in High School. Good cast, Karen Allen, Spacek, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Travolta...still, I agree with you, it's not one of Kings best books. It has potential and I think the casting will have a lot to do with how good it may be. And yeah, the whole feminine angst thing is ripe for the plucking.
    Yeah, but if the film consisted of underage people, we wouldn't get that wonderful nudity.

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    That second pic is highly disturbing if I must say so ....
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    Stephen King to Narrate Audio Edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central

    For the first time in more than a decade, Stephen King will narrate a full-length audiobook, The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel, to be published on April 24, 2012.

    As a bonus, this audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview of Doctor Sleep, the eagerly-awaited sequel to King’s classic The Shining, to be published in 2013. Stephen King will also read the excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

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    A Short but Sweet Update on The Dark Tower from Ron Howard | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central

    A bit of time has passed since our last update on the struggling adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower saga, but fans shouldn't give up just yet as director Ron Howard has provided a brief update via Twitter.

    Website Fans Share posted the following info:

    A fan recently asked Ron Howard on Twitter whether or not he was still looking to direct The Dark Tower, and Ron retweeted the message with a response. It read, “@RealRonHoward please answer me do you direct THE DARK TOWER? I hope and plan to. Love it.”

    So there you have it. Not really earth-shattering we know, but at least it seems things are still progressing, albeit slowly.

    Last we heard HBO will be handling the TV portion of Howard's and producer Brian Grazer's vision for the series, which encompasses multiple films and television seasons, but still nothing's been confirmed yet.

    We'll keep you posted as more details filter in.
    Actually the only real news here is that it hasn't been entirely killed yet. Thought that was worth reporting.

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    Is Warner Bros and HBO about to pick up Ron Howard's adaptation of The Dark Tower?
    Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    Bardem's name still popping up in rumors.

    UPDATE:

    http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/03/1...r/#more-143224

    According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is now very close to reaching a deal with producers Howard, Goldsman, and Brian Grazer. At the moment the deal looks like it will at least give Howard the chance to direct the first movie in early 2013, and they can go from there with the other movies and TV series if they decide it’s worth it.

    It’s been said that HBO could be the right fit for the show, and, being WB’s sister company, it makes all the sense in the world. Add to that the cinematic quality of much of HBO’s programming and it’s a match made in heaven.

    Whether Bardem will still star or not is not yet known and will only depend on whether his schedule allows it or not.
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