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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt August 14, 2012 - 8:59pm

I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, there is no other project I am more excited about than the Dark Tower series FINALLY being made into a movie. And a TV series to boot! After a few pitfalls, such as Universal Studios passing on it, and Warner Studios putting the project on hold, it looks like it may just happen. 

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/10/25/dark-tower-hbo-brian-grazer/

http://www.darktowermovies.com/20120803/russell-crowe-gunslinger/#more-581

So, thoughts on cast choices....?

Who's the perfect Eddie? Susannah? Jake? Roland? 

And what are your thoughts on rumors about Russell Crowe as Roland? Is he a better choice than Javier Bardem? 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters August 15, 2012 - 7:53am

Russell Crowe is better than Bardem in my opinion. 

I am still not holding my breath for this to a) happen or b) not suck.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt August 15, 2012 - 9:18am

I admit King movies don't have a great track record, but I'm optimistic.

I don't know...Crowe is a good actor, but I dont' see him nailing the Roland persona. Bardem is a more interesting choice, in my opinion, but with Crowe I think you more or less know what you're going to get, while Bardem has a wider range to draw from...

I wish we had a time machine and got Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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. August 15, 2012 - 3:50pm

Eddie: Ewan Mcgregor

Roland: Anson Mount

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James McArthur from Potato is reading a book August 15, 2012 - 7:57pm

I really need to get around to reading that series.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 15, 2012 - 9:39pm

Eddie - Araron Paul, or if the budget gets tight, Lane Garrison. 

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. August 16, 2012 - 8:08am

I'd love to see Aaron Paul do the role of Eddie. Good choice.

Randall Flagg - Tobin Bell

 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt August 16, 2012 - 8:14am

I have no idea who all these actors are..I had to look up Anson Mount. He looks like he could be a good Roland, but not sure how his acting chops are.

 

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Shawn I. from New York is reading Important Things That Don't Matter August 17, 2012 - 7:17am

Some discussion was started here http://litreactor.com/news/from-page-to-screen-galactus-the-great-gatsby-and-the-gunslinger.

I had to google some of the names mentioned here. Aaron Paul totally has the look of how I imagined Eddie.

I don't like either Crowe or Bardem for Roland.

I agree with Sound about Anson Mount.

About how old was Susannah in the novels? I think the actresses I have in mind may be a little too old. 

Don't remember Jake's age either. Max Records comes to mind as a possibility. He was in Where The Wild Things Are. Or Jared Gilmore.

 

 

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Anxin San August 18, 2012 - 1:04am

oh, I had no idea there was a movie/series project for the series. Now I really want to see it :)

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Scott MacDonald from UK is reading Perfidia August 18, 2012 - 2:19am

I'd still go for Mads Mikkelsen for Roland.  I always pictured Roland as a bit battle-worn, withdrawn and cold, and I could totally see Mads managing this - picture a slightly cleaned up Valhalla Rising Mads (with both eyes functioning), not Casino Royale Mads.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 18, 2012 - 5:42am
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Fritz August 19, 2012 - 1:16pm

@ scott - you're picturing a, 'King Arthur' Mads - which rocks all kinds of ass.

never forget the line. 

'How do you don that?'

'I aim for the middle'

I agree in the Mads  - he's got the foreign edge that carried arnold in the early 80s for his conan movies...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters August 24, 2012 - 7:00am
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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt August 24, 2012 - 8:02am
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Frank Chapel from California is reading Thomas Ligotti's works September 27, 2012 - 9:23pm

I vote for a sock-puppet version we can produce and perform ourselves. We'll post it on you-tube and all the proceeds will go to "The Children". 

I'd rather see it as a television series than a movie, and i think Mads is a grand choice.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life October 1, 2012 - 12:27am

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade October 1, 2012 - 8:00am

Roland: Josh Holloway (LOST - mean Sawyer is Roland...)

Eddie: Aaron Paul

 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 13, 2012 - 8:04am

Aaron Paul comes out to say he wants to play Eddie Dean. I'd say he's a great choice. 

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Aaron-Paul-Wants-Play-Eddie-Dean-Stephen-King-Dark-Tower-33523.html

Too bad it still looks like it's not happening

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 13, 2012 - 4:36pm

I called it!