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 Post subject: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:39 am 
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Ok ok it is a year from now but Idris Elba will be the gunslinger in The Dark Tower movie!! I am guessing it will be, like the books, many movies but Idris!

Oh yeah I'm sure other people will be in it as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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PS, people are already boycotting it saying Idris isn't a Honky... I mean Stephen King started DT 40 years ago, I'm sure people would be upset if those lines were used in the movies.

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I plan to boycott any movie that DOESN'T have Idris Elba in it.


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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I absolutely cannot wait! Idris will be a kick asparagus gunslinger.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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Ooh. And McConaughey.

Why would anybody boycott a movie adaptation when the author approves of the casting decisions?

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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Why would anybody boycott a movie adaptation when the author approves of the casting decisions?


because people are racist shitbags!!!

I don't actually know this material but I will see Idris do anything!

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I've been watching that too, since I love the hell out of the Dark Tower books. Originally, back in the day, Roland was supposed to resemble (and was based on) ol' Western-style Clint Eastwood. But since then, all kinds of things have happened (the world has moved on) and it's true, he was never explicit about it (at least not that I can recall) and there's nowhere it would make any difference, I think, _except_ with the character of Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker, who DOES explicitly call him all kinds of stuff for being white and whose story arc is very much based on race and civil rights and stuff. The interactions between her and Roland change quite a bit if he's also black. It'll be interesting to see how the movie version works with that. (Maybe her character will also be quite different in some way or other.)

Anyway, if racists get all het up about it, it'll be fun to watch, and knowing Mr. King thinks it's good means a lot, since it's such a personal story for him... Whether they can pull it off as a movie or not is a whole other deal, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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I'm so so very excited about this! I love the Dark Tower series!


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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oh, wow.

I used to have someone in mind when I pictured the rugged gunslinger...hmmm...but this is wow.

Time to listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1FMk1jt1cc

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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I've been watching that too, since I love the hell out of the Dark Tower books. Originally, back in the day, Roland was supposed to resemble (and was based on) ol' Western-style Clint Eastwood. But since then, all kinds of things have happened (the world has moved on) and it's true, he was never explicit about it (at least not that I can recall) and there's nowhere it would make any difference, I think, _except_ with the character of Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker, who DOES explicitly call him all kinds of stuff for being white and whose story arc is very much based on race and civil rights and stuff. The interactions between her and Roland change quite a bit if he's also black. It'll be interesting to see how the movie version works with that. (Maybe her character will also be quite different in some way or other.)

Anyway, if racists get all het up about it, it'll be fun to watch, and knowing Mr. King thinks it's good means a lot, since it's such a personal story for him... Whether they can pull it off as a movie or not is a whole other deal, though.


My only concern when I heard about this was the Detta/Roland storyline. It's a pretty big part of the second book, but I have a feeling that's just going to be left out. I mean, probably 75% of the books will have to be left out anyway, so why would they include phrases like "honky mafah" when they don't have to?

I'm a pretty big Stephen King fan and am always hyper-critical of the movies. I will be surprised if this one comes anywhere near the books, and I think this is one adaptation that I will be less critical of than others. Maybe by drastically changing the physical description of the main character, it will get everyone in the mindset to accept that the movie(s?) will not equal the books.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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zelavie wrote:
I'm a pretty big Stephen King fan and am always hyper-critical of the movies. I will be surprised if this one comes anywhere near the books, and I think this is one adaptation that I will be less critical of than others. Maybe by drastically changing the physical description of the main character, it will get everyone in the mindset to accept that the movie(s?) will not equal the books.


Yeah, good point. And even if it's different from the books that's not necessarily bad. All things serve the beam.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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So glad to hear the movie industry is finally on the path of the beam, anyone who boycotts a movie because of the colour of an actors skin needs their head examining (the makers of Doctor Who could do with learning this as well, its way past time we had a Doctor who isn't white or a man)

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Tower Movie ! Idris Elba!
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+1 yummy, will watch.

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I think the casting has been great so far! I'm excited for this!

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