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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:45am

Since the new book, Wind through the Keyhole is coming out in April that goes back in time to better days when Roland, Susannah, Jake, Oy, Eddie were all ka-tet.  I figured now would be a good time to start a fan thread plus with the discussion of a possible HBO mini-series.  Who do you think would be good in the roles?  What does the Dark Tower mean to you?  Do you think it is King's magnum opus?  Also include any good stuff you find here.  I found some kickass fan art online.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:51am

Someone even made freakin' action figures!

Who would you cast as Roland?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:01am

Not Kevin Costner!  Good Lord.

Who would you cast as Eddie - this is more important. 

In that first picture, why does Eddie look like he's about to be really creepy?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:03am

Totally, 100%, Guy Pierce as Roland.  I see your eyebrows raised.  Seriously.  Check out a movie called, The Proposition, written by Nick Cave.  I watched about 15 minutes of that and finally had the question settled in my mind.  After about 15 minutes I mostly wanted to vomit.  There's something about watching a man stomp another man's head flat that's a bit over the top for me.  Back on topic, though:  Guy Pierce.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:07am

Hmmm, who could play Eddie well?  A drug addict turned warrior...how about the guy from Breaking Bad?  He plays a good drug addict.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:08am

Sorry.  Guy Pearce.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:09am

Angela Bassett = Savannah

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:10am

I'm thinking...now hear me out...for Eddie I'd like to see James Marsden.  Because he can be funny.  And Eddie was funny first, drug addict second.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:10am

Guy Pierce might work.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:10am

James Marsden is a chode lol  Sorry, I just can't take him seriously.  He played Cyclops.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:17am

See?  I wonder if he'd be willing to chop off a couple fingers for the role.

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 1, 2012 - 9:20am

This thread needs more Viggo Mortensen!!!

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:21am

Another viable.  But I still stick with Guy.  Viggo seems too sorrowful.  Guy Pearce always manages to portray a character who will make time to feel sorry later, but right now he's got shit to do.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:22am

And that initial choice by HBO to cast Javier Bardem was way off base.  Bardem = fuckin awesome.  But also, Bardem's head = way to big to be Roland's head.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:24am

Viggo would be good too.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:25am

This guy is a hardcore fan!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:27am

Too bad Haley Joel Osment got too big and ugly.  "I make dead people."

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:29am

Fuck Haley Joel Osmond, he was terrible in Sixth Sense even looking back, his stupid pumpkin face. I hate cutesy kids, why can't they pick a kid who seems like they have some depth for their age?  Instead they always pick the wide eyed dumb looking ones.  I can't even picture that kid on Walking Dead having the balls to shoot a gun like he does in the comic.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:30am

I want to play Blaine the Mono just so I can say, "CAST YOUR NET WANDERERS!"

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:30am

I'm pretty sure it will be Javier Bardem.  I don't like it, but it is what it is. 

Who plays Stephen King? 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:32am

Considering at one point Jake remembers his own death, he needs to be sort of hardcore.  'Bama

 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:34am

They will just pull a random nerd off the street to play Stephen King or use really good CGI.  Or maybe they can change that part of the book entirely since it was stupid!

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 1, 2012 - 9:34am

Fuck Haley Joel Osmond, he was terrible in Sixth Sense even looking back, his stupid pumpkin face.

Shut your face.  Haley Joel Osmond was great in that movie.  *winks in delight*

I'm pretty sure it will be Javier Bardem.  I don't like it, but it is what it is.

What is there not to like?  Javier Bardem is a saint.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:35am

Okay some stephen King art is just plain creepy.  Look at this one for IT:

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:39am

And St. Bardem is not Roland.  Head's too big.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:45am

He's a fine actor, I just don't see him in this. 

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 1, 2012 - 9:49am

You two are just being racists.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:52am

Well, I wasn't going to say it, but I think Morgan Freeman should really play Roland. 

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 1, 2012 - 9:54am

Don't try to buy your way out of this one by playing the Morgan Freeman card...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:02am

I think Julia Roberts should play Oy, the racoon dog.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 10:11am

I want an Oy sooo bad.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 10:19am

Oy did not go out like a chump.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 1, 2012 - 10:38am

 All Dark Tower fans, whether they liked the ending or not, love Oy.

Oy rocks.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 10:48am

He was the best person in the whole thing.  We should all try to be more like Oy.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:55am

OY the billy-bumbler!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:56am

I read the first five pages of the new book on Stephen King's website, they find the bones of a dead billy bumbler and Oy pees on them to mark his territory.  I found it hilarious for some reason.

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. February 1, 2012 - 11:21am

Yesh the new Dark Tower installment coming out should be interesting. I still need to read the last 2 books but so far the third book was my favorite. 

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 1, 2012 - 2:11pm

I haven't read any of the Dark Tower. So I don't belong here. But I do agree that Guy Pearce is amazing. In everything. Loved the Proposition.

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King February 1, 2012 - 4:07pm

I freakin LOVE that this forum is here! I have to admit that the Dark Tower series is pretty much (and dont shout) my favourite series - ever. (it is close to getting toppled by A Song Of Ice & Fire) I do however hope that it never makes it to the screen; I don't want to have to refer to it the way that I do about the harry potter movies "Oh the movies are kind of their own thing cause they had to cut the books down". it's far far to big to actually make it to the screen (in my opinion.) If it does make it out though I know that I will probably be the first one in the cinema to see it :P

I think that everyone should read it and I am so freaking excited about the new book!!

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Spooky Sean from Massachusetts is reading The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates February 1, 2012 - 5:27pm

I'm sorta a fan.


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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 5:31pm

Welcome Sean, I sent you a friend request.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 6:34pm

@Sean:  Fucking awesome.  If I had ever thought of that, I might have a tattoo now.  But I didn't.  And now you have it, so it won't really be all that original if I do it, so I won't.  But if you ever lose that arm in a terrible farming accident, shoot me an email.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig February 1, 2012 - 7:10pm

No shit, I get weepy trying to think of who could play Eddie Dean. NO ONE. No one can be the Eddie in my head, the addict, the romantic, the hero, the jokester. It just gets me all...blaaah. As for Roland, it bums me out that it can't be Clint Eastwood, it should be, but it won't be.

And I do have plans for a half sleeve inspired by the feild of roses, featuring THE Rose in it somewhere...working out some details because something unrelated is going into it as well.

I love me some Ka-Tet.

 

Oh, and Stephen King will play Stephen King, duh. He's no stranger to cameos in his own films.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 7:17pm

@Renee - Clint Eastwood already played Roland in a movie everybody likes to call The Outlaw Josey Wales.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 7:18pm

"Oh, and Stephen King will play Stephen King, duh."

I was wondering when someone would say this.  You guys are a little slow.  No offense.  XOXOXO

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 7:40pm

None taken, smelly-foot racist.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 7:44pm

You forgot the "xo" part, man who snores.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 7:44pm

Well, I don't hug or kiss any of you.  At least not with my wife reading this post over my shoulder.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 7:50pm

Good call. 

Also, I am hence forth going to consider 'smelly-foot racist' a term of endearment.  Because I have very low self esteem. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 7:53pm

You should get Mr. Avery to call you that.  And maybe your son.  That'd be a good one for his first grade class.  "My mom is a smelly-foot racist."

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 7:56pm

My son would call me that in a heart beat.  He's at that age.  You know, the one where he finds insulting me really funny. 

Mr. Avery (which is what i will call him from now until forever) does not believe in pet names.  But he might be convinced on that one. 

*winks in depression