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Dragon Tattoo scribe Nikolaj Arcel may helm Stephen King's The Dark Tower

06.02.2015
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It wouldn't be a real movie news month if we didn't hear about a different name attached to the upcoming DARK TOWER movie/TV series that seems to be in perpetual development. Last we heard, this project was officially a go at Sony, with Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner writing the screenplay and Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Stephen King possibly producing. According to Deadline, word is Sony and Co. have agreed on a director to helm the film, and that would be Nikolaj Arcel.

Arcel most recently wrote and directed A ROYAL AFFAIR, starring Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category. Arcel was also responsible for the screenplay for the original Swedish THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, starring Noomi Rapace. It looks as though as his particular stylings caught the eyes of everyone at Sony, as he'll also be doing a rewrite on the screenplay for THE DARK TOWER.

I can't say that I'm fluent with the adventures of Roland Deschain, the Last Gunslinger, or any of the other characters or intricacies of THE DARK TOWER series, but I can see that fans are insanely passionate about this becoming a film/TV show. I would love to see this project come to fruition but until I see some official announcements from Sony regarding the cast and crew involved, I'm staying cautiously optimistic. You DARK TOWER fans seemed to have been burned one too many times, so here's hoping you all get what you've been patiently waiting for!

I always enjoyed this easter egg from the opening of THE MIST.

Source: Deadline

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6:49PM on 06/02/2015
LOL that clip is the Dark Tower production in a nutshell, good idea, start to focus in on it and bam power outage.
LOL that clip is the Dark Tower production in a nutshell, good idea, start to focus in on it and bam power outage.
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2:20PM on 06/02/2015
Love the books, my only concern is Jake aging. He is a young boy throughout all of the novels, and I remember Walt from Lost growing up too fast within the first 2 seasons of lost. How can a story that will take a decade to tell pull this off?
Love the books, my only concern is Jake aging. He is a young boy throughout all of the novels, and I remember Walt from Lost growing up too fast within the first 2 seasons of lost. How can a story that will take a decade to tell pull this off?
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4:20PM on 06/02/2015
I haven't read the books, but could it work if they filmed all the movies at once like Lord of the Rings. It would also save money on production that way.
I haven't read the books, but could it work if they filmed all the movies at once like Lord of the Rings. It would also save money on production that way.
6:51PM on 06/02/2015
They could never film all the movies at once, best case scenario it would take 5 movies at 3 hours plus, that will never happen.

Most we can hope for is an abridged movie or two with a lame tv show tie in. And for gods sake change the ending, or people will burn down the theater.
They could never film all the movies at once, best case scenario it would take 5 movies at 3 hours plus, that will never happen.

Most we can hope for is an abridged movie or two with a lame tv show tie in. And for gods sake change the ending, or people will burn down the theater.
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