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.”
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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