Are you ready for The Dark Tower to come to both your movie and television screens soon?
We’d rather not spend any time here, please.
Along with some interesting new details from the movie’s two lead cast members.
Idris Elba has wanted to be a cowboy ever since he watched the classic television series.
The Man in Black fled across the desert…
After years and years of struggling to get made, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally…
The Man in Black fled across the desert… and The Gunslinger followed.
After casting a number of its lead stars, including Idris Elba as Roland Deschain a.k.a. The Gunslinger, Matthew McConaughey as the…
After casting a majority of the film’s lead roles already, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has added yet another…
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It was first reported late last year that Dimension Television was working on developing a TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. Now, while Hulu’s 11.22.63 continues to prove itself as one of the best King adaptations in years, it sounds like The Mist series is finally starting to gain some traction again.
In fact, Spike TV has reportedly ordered a pilot episode for the series, which not only garnered King’s blessing, but will also be taking influences from both his original source material and director Frank Darabont’s 2007 film as well, which starred Thomas Jane in the lead role, surrounded by a lot of future Walking Dead cast members.
Christian Trope is writing the adaptation while his successful show Rita in Denmark is now finishing its fourth season and after a healthy amount of work developing programming at both Showtime and AMC as well.
Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension films, commented on the news with the following:
“We are excited to be in business with Spike on their first scripted production pilot and working with the very talented Christian Torpe to further explore Stephen King’s classic novella and bring this riveting series to television audiences.”
For those of you not familiar with the film or novel as well, the story follows a small town that gets covered in a seemingly harmless mist, but soon is revealed to contain a large variety of chaos and destruction with it, including other worldly creatures. With the mist surrounding them, the citizens of the town must fight to survive not only the dangers that the mist brings, but also each other.
The story could make for an interesting television series, although it would probably make for some fairly bleak hours of programming, and considering how beloved both the film and the source material are, the series already has some large expectations to live up to. Now to see if its up for the task or not.
The Mist TV Series is currently in development.
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The cast for this just keeps getting better and better.
He says it’s beautiful…….and empty.
Someone should take a stand & get this movie made. (Sorry)
A Stephen King adaptation starring James Franco produced by JJ Abrams? Sold.