This week, Media Rights Capital revealed it commissioned a 10-episode adaptation of crime thriller The Outsider by an author who has seemingly become the most desirable man in Hollywood lately: Stephen King. A lot of King's work is currently in the process of being remade for television and film - so here's a reminder of just what's in store.
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As 2017 comes to an end, we start to look back at the year that was. In film, at least, the year was excellent. So excellent, in fact, that figuring out the top 10 scifi, superhero, and fantasy films was incredibly difficult. However, while there are at least 25-30 movies from 2017 deserve at least some recognition, ultimately, the cream rises to the top.
Successful Stephen King adaptations are everywhere right now -- but one that didn't stick its landing is The Dark Tower. Both at the movies and on TV, the future of The Dark Tower series is in up in the air. However, King recently gave fans a glimmer of hope that the story could continue on the page.
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The biggest problem with The Dark Tower movie is that when it ends, you don't feel the need to see more. Unlike the epic books that inspired it, the movie is streamlined to be one complete story. Hypothetically, this should be a good thing. But with The Dark Tower, that process removes any gravitas needed to make us care about what's happening. The end results are a ho-hum 90-minute fantasy, peppered with action and mythology, but more forgettable than just plain bad.
One of the key ideas in making a Dark Tower movie was to distinguish it from the books. It wasn't supposed to be a straight adaptation of the novels, but the next version of the story -- a simultaneous sequel/reboot using the mythology of the novels to tell a new version of the story. This sounded like a great idea... until we saw the result.
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A new Dark Tower promo video was just released. It's called "Connected KINGdom," and points out that The Dark Tower is the center of a Stephen King universe that includes various other stories, many of which became very well-regarded films themselves. What does it fail to talk much about? The Dark Tower.
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On August 17, Sony's long-in-the-making Dark Tower film hits theatres. Yet you wouldn't know it, given that we've seen and heard so little about the film that it seems like either the Stephen King adaptation is impossible to market, or it's being kept under so tight a wrap that we're starting to get a little worried.