The Dark Tower

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Is apparently finally going to be turned into a Movie.  Weather or not that’s a good decision is still up for debate, but Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is getting the Hollywood treatment.  I’ve read the first 4 books, honestly, they are very slow.  I never got into them as much as other book series, there’s just too much going on and it’s too long winded.  I wouldn’t be opposed to getting back into them at some point, but honestly I’d have to read a wiki page or something because I forget most of what happened.

According to the latest, Idris Elba will play The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey will take over as The Man in Black.  I think McConaughey could pull off a very good Man in Black.  He’s got the perfect vibe for it.  Elba I’m not sure if I see him as Roland.  But honestly, I don’t know too much about Elba, I haven’t seen him in enough to make a good decision.  Currently, it’s scheduled for a January 2017 release date, but knowing the history of this project, that will slip at least once, probably 2 or 3 times by then.  And based on the history of Stephen King adaptions, that’s probably a good thing.

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