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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier this year may have brought about a lot of quality Stephen King adaptations in the form of films like IT, Gerald’s Game, and 1922, but it also crushed the dreams of fans of the Dark Tower novel series. The film of the same name starred Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, though, despite its great casting, it didn’t manage to live up to the mythology of those novels.

So what happens next? There had been talk of a TV show getting made as sort of a means to tell different parts of the story in conjunction with the film series, though it’s been unclear just how much that would still happen. When author Stephen King last spoke about the impending show, he stated that it would pretty much act as a reboot for the disappointing film.

When speaking with ScreenCrush, actor Idris Elba was asked what his thoughts were based on that statement, and his response was as follows:

“You know what? I didn’t know Stephen said that. I don’t know, actually, where it lies. I must figure this out, I don’t know where it lies. I’m unfortunately the last to know at this point.”

This is a little sad since Elba was one of the movie’s saving graces. However, as he even said in that statement, he’s the last to know, and that’s pretty par for the course when it comes to the film industry. Unless the actors are involved in a film at a producer level, they’re very much labor for hire.

What do you think of Elba’s comments? Do you want him to return in the future as Roland in The Dark Tower franchise? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: ScreenCrush

  • Games

    They need to have a younger version and do the story of their exile out of Gilead so Roland can meet his love. That is the story that would be great for tv.

  • Behemothrex

    IF, and I say if they attempt a TV show it needs to be a complete Reboot, with characters from the book not what ever the hell they did in the film. I attempted to watch it the other day and couldn’t even make it through 5 minutes before I had to stop.

    The book has all the material you could ever want, don’t fuck with it, just make it. If you really feel you have to mess with things, show Roland’s training in more detail.

    But no alternate reality bullshit.

  • WTFITBS

    A lot of folks forgot that this film came out earlier this year. I wonder why they would even bother furthering the story through a TV series with no real interest being evident with a big budget film coming out and failing to meet expectations with two well-known actors at the forefront.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.