– by Seth McDonald

After mixed reviews from the big screen adaptation of his beloved novel The Dark Tower, author Stephen King says the upcoming TV series based on he same material will probably be a complete reboot. In speaking with Vulture the famous author says he thought the film starring Idris Elba was pretty good, but implies the currently i development Dark Tower television show, may simply start over:

“The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages. The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behavior in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome, although I’ve gotta say, I thought [screenwriter] Akiva Goldsman did a terrific job in taking a central part of the book and turning it into what I thought was a pretty good movie. The TV series they’re developing now … we’ll see what happens with that. It would be like a complete reboot, so we’ll just have to see.”

ALSO SEE: Stephen King On Why The Dark Tower Was So Hard To Adapt

While I haven’t read the book, I also thought the film was pretty good, there were definitely things that could have been better, but I don’t feel it was as bad as most. Taking in to account the feelings of many fans, a total reboot might not be a bad idea, but like King says, we are all just going to have to wait and see on that one.

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Source: Vulture

  • Kronx

    The problem with the film was simple. The Dark Tower film was a young adult dystopian drama about a boy named Jake pulled into a magical world as a tool to destroy the Universe.

    The Dark Tower series is gritty horror/fantasy about a Gunslinger named Roland trying to reach the Dark Tower at the center of the Universe at all cost.

    It would be like someone remaking Friday the 13th to be about a down-on-his-luck single dad opening a summer camp and dealing with issues like teens trying to find themselves, finding love late in life, and a serial killer.

    • echohello

      This Friday the 13th sounds ridiculous and awesome.

      • Kronx

        We Bought a Jurassic World, Too, w Matt Damon and Chris Pratt

  • KeroT

    Now that game of thrones is almost over, I suggest the creators of that show adapt The Dark Tower, and give it the treatment it deserves.

    • Deplorable_Me

      They are too going to be too busy making the “If the south won the Civil War” show

      • TheOct8pus

        Aw man….I thought this was a weird joke, but it’s true….similar concept to “Man in High Castle”…. I’d prefer the Dark Tower over either of those…

      • Behemothrex

        ROFL man I can’t see that getting made in this climate of everyone you don’t like is a Nazi and if you are from the South your a bigot racist white supremacist. Once the SJW’s get wind of this they will drive it out of existence.

        • Deplorable_Me

          Not only a great point but it did happen. they caught a lot of backlash for it. The funny thing is that the “reason” they are making this is to kind of stick a finger in the eyes of the south. To try to connect the south with slavery and racism in a modern context. The were pretty shocked when they got hammered from the SJW’s.

  • Neil Pye

    God damn. I hate reading interviews with Stephen King. Most times he comes off looking like he doesn’t understand his own work. The DT series wasn’t THAT violent. The level of gore in gunfight violence always comes down to how violent the filmmakers want it to be. You can have a lot of exploding squibs and debris ala the Matrix, or you can have firehose blood shooting everywhere ala Django.

    And praising Akiva… That abortion of a screenplay was one of the worst examples of book to film adaptation since… I’m going to go with Lawnmower Man.

    • Behemothrex

      King is just in damage control, if he came out and said it blew chunks they may not approach him again, so he has to play along. He just needs to grab his sack and say this is my most prized work I will retain creative control, but that will never happen.

  • Behemothrex

    If you do this again, and that is a big if, it needs to be on TV unrated and about what is in the books! Hell they could do a whole 10 episode run just off Rolands training in Gilead. The books are done so no George RR Martin syndrome to deal with and you can make 15 seasons if you felt like it.