NewportBarGuy: Arrested development?
Equilibrist: This story is just going to repeat itself over time.
Omahawg: dark tower?is this a sequel to mandingo?[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x360]
Dingleberry Dickwad: As much as I hate to say it, I don't think we'll get a good Dark Tower adaptation for years, whether it be a series of movies or a weekly show on HBO or Showtime. It's been in development hell for years now, and I just don't think we'll get someone that's gutsy enough to really show some of the cool stuff from the early books, and manage to fix some of the stuff from the later books.
Lsherm: Dingleberry Dickwad: As much as I hate to say it, I don't think we'll get a good Dark Tower adaptation for years, whether it be a series of movies or a weekly show on HBO or Showtime. It's been in development hell for years now, and I just don't think we'll get someone that's gutsy enough to really show some of the cool stuff from the early books, and manage to fix some of the stuff from the later books.Taken as a whole, the series is shiat. Someone needs to take the entire property and rewrite it. And that someone preferably wouldn't have brain damage from years of abusing cocaine and alcohol.
North_Central_Positronics: I trust Ron Howard, but I'm always a little leary of King's choices for screenwriters. And I'm still on the fence about Akiva Goldman and the last three books in the series.
OnlyM3: I can't wait to see the part where Clint Eastwood in his ruby slippers stands next to C3p0 and fires on a pack of Dr. Doom robots that are riding wolves and armed with lightsabers and Harry Potter Sneetch-grenades. That will look so AWESOME on the big screen!!11!/// Books 1-3 were flat out Great. Book 4 was slow but good. Books 5-7 were just more shiat on the post van manure pile $K is squeezing out. When an author says he had to force himself to sit down and finish his story, you're not going to come up with positive results (if you remember, it's the same thing g.l. said about the prequels).
Dingleberry Dickwad: Trim that shiat down.
Marcus Aurelius: Let's hope it's a bit better than "The Stand", which amounted to standing in line at Disneyland with Gary Sinise and M-O-O-N for four freaking hours.
Dingleberry Dickwad: Marcus Aurelius: Let's hope it's a bit better than "The Stand", which amounted to standing in line at Disneyland with Gary Sinise and M-O-O-N for four freaking hours.Hey now, The Stand wasn't that bad for a made for network TV miniseries. Sure there were some casting choices that should have been thought over a bit more, and some specific elements should have been included and some should have been cut, but over all it was pretty good, except that they kept the book ending. Sinise, Lowe, Ossie Davis, Ray Walston, hell most of the cast turned out pretty great. Molly Ringwald and the guy that played Flagg were mistakes though.
Bob The Nob: i.imgur.com
T.rex: Didn't like the first one, the 2nd one was a great improvement, and by the time the 3rd one came around, it became clear King had no intention of ever finishing the series so i lost interest.
Rolander: They are just waiting for Eastwoods son to get a bit older.
Mad_Radhu: So is EVERY board game being made into a movie now?
Jclark666: I was fine with the first couple books, but the third book, with the drawn out story of Susan,
Jclark666: I was fine with the first couple books, but the third book, with the drawn out story of Susan, was the point at which it went downhill. After that it was like Stephen King wrote a 3000-page letter that said, "I couldn't make what's supposed to be the most significant event of Roland's life interesting despite taking 500 pages, and after that I made SPOILERS Roland killing his mother so completely insignificant that it only gets mentioned once again before the end, as an addendum to a list of other things. After that, I realized I was a hack, so I took a break, read the liner notes from The Number of the Beast and came up with the completely original idea that literary characters actually inhabit alternate universes. For reason$, rather than coming to a quick resolution, I drew the ending out for another four books, increasingly phoning it in, and then still didn't give it a resolution. PS: Buy The Stand 2, coming 2014."
Confabulat: I do think the "Stephen King sucks after the van" trope is pretty hilarious though.It was nearly 15 years ago and he's written a ton of books since then. Some were good, some were horrible, some I didn't read. But if you think it's clever to joke about some 2001 humor, eh.
Dingleberry Dickwad: Get rid of some of Father Callahan's story
Lsherm: King wrote an entire Kindle short about "gathering nuggets" as a novelist. We have no idea if he actually wrote those stories after he got hitActually, Stephen King sort of has rules about that sort of thing. I've noticed most people online don't really care one way or the other.
Confabulat: And King has done some of his best work in the past 15 years, but that's hard for the people angry about 1999 still to understand. But Dolores Claiborne!
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