Today sees the first trailer for The Dark Tower film, directed by Nikolai Arcel with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, starring Idris Alba as Roland Deschain, the last remaining gunslinger, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers. The film has been in development for a number of years with names like J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Ron Howard, and Javier Bardem all attached and having to drop the project at some point.
With movie adaptations come changes, and as Stephen King has said this is a direct sequel to his magnum opus so will change come to pass in this series of films. This reminds me of the series of posts I wrote airing out all the frustrations, with love, that I have with the book series. With the movie releasing in December perhaps it is time to reread the series and decide if the changes I thought of in 2015 were appropriate.
Changing to The Dark Tower – Part I – The First Three Books
Changing to The Dark Tower – Part II – Wizard & Glass
Changing The Dark Tower – Part III – Wolves of the Calla
Changing the Dark Tower – Part IV – The Song of Susannah
Changing The Dark Tower – Part V – The Final Book & Mordred: All Hype, No Substance