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The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:37 am

Theres talk about Kings series scattered throughout different threads, so I figured I just start this one. Apparently he's not done with the series...

Stephen has given me permission to pass along that he has an idea for a new Dark Tower book, the working title of which will be THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. He has not yet started this book and anticipates that it will be a minimum of eight months before he is able to begin writing it.


Apparently this will take place between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43053
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:47 am

Seriously? Not sure how I feel about this.

What could possibly have happened between IV and V?

Spoiler:
They walked from the train station, through the thinny and into The Calla.


I'm so into this series I'll definitely read it though.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:05 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Seriously? Not sure how I feel about this.

What could possibly have happened between IV and V?



I guess the transition from the books happened when he was hit by the car and almost died and that's where the "tone" of the books changed. I'm not sure what he could add, but i'm all for more Roland!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:44 pm

I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:12 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!


Spoiler:
If I remember correctly, didn't Mordred (Rolands Spider baby) kill Flagg in the last book or did Roland?
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Zarovich on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:15 pm

The series rocks. I may start reading them again!!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:16 pm

eddysnake wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!


Spoiler:
If I remember correctly, didn't Mordred (Rolands Spider baby) kill Flagg in the last book or did Roland?


Spoiler:
Mordred did. Rather disgusting scene actually. Made Flagg rip out his own eye if I remember correctly.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Zarovich on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:16 pm

eddysnake wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!


Spoiler:
If I remember correctly, didn't Mordred (Rolands Spider baby) kill Flagg in the last book or did Roland?


Yes, baby mordred kills flagg, roland kills mordred after modred kill Oi
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:23 pm

Oy, I always wanted to name my next dog after him
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:54 pm

Zarovich wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!


Spoiler:
If I remember correctly, didn't Mordred (Rolands Spider baby) kill Flagg in the last book or did Roland?


Spoiler:
Yes, baby mordred kills flagg, roland kills mordred after modred kill Oi


Spoiler tag please! :scared:
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:22 pm

Not sure how I feel about this. Love the series as a whole, but was really let down by the meta-fiction aspects of the last 2.5 books. I don't know about adding another book in the middle of the series, and you certainly couldn't add a book to the end. Wouldn't be opposed to a prequel.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:19 pm

Froggy wrote:Not sure how I feel about this. Love the series as a whole, but was really let down by the meta-fiction aspects of the last 2.5 books. I don't know about adding another book in the middle of the series, and you certainly couldn't add a book to the end. Wouldn't be opposed to a prequel.


Wizard and Glass practically is a prequel. If you want more to the story pre Gunslinger, check out the graphic novels. They are actually pretty great.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:23 pm

I've read the comics. I guess I think there'd be more story to tell between wizard & glass and the start of the gunslinger than inbetween wizard & glass and wolves if the calla.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Zarovich on Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:41 pm

eddysnake wrote:Oy, I always wanted to name my next dog after him


We are thinking of getting another dog next year or the year after. We have a whippit (sp) now and while it's a cute dog, it's a bit small for us. We have a big house and would like a big dog. I would love to name the next dog Oy but I read that it is best to name a dog a 2 syllable word with an "ee" sound at the end. I dunno, should just get a mutt and name him Oy!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Zarovich on Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:48 pm

Froggy wrote:I've read the comics. I guess I think there'd be more story to tell between wizard & glass and the start of the gunslinger than inbetween wizard & glass and wolves if the calla.


There would be plenty of stories to put in the early times with Cuthbert, Alain amd Roland. I really liked the story of Roland's early years.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:36 am

Spoiler:
I am an idiot...sorry. How could I not forget that horrific scene with Mordred and Flagg? That being said...I generally am not the BIGGEST fan of "flashback" books. Wizard and Glass was solid, but I liked the "what's happening now" parts much better than the flashbacks to the good ol days.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby dagny on Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:25 am

Zarovich wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I absolutely love the Dark Tower series...my favorite series of all time. But I don't want to know what happened three books ago...I want to know what happens now!!!
Spoiler:
Roland meets Flagg once again, and this time it's for good!!


Spoiler:
If I remember correctly, didn't Mordred (Rolands Spider baby) kill Flagg in the last book or did Roland?


Yes, baby mordred kills flagg, roland kills mordred after modred kill Oi


:evil: :evil: :evil: I haven't finished the series. I hate you right now.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:11 am

The idea of a spoiler tag is lost on some people
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:45 am

I just re-read the gunslinger last night. I forgot how much it sets up for later books.

Spoiler:
although, I'm still confused as to who the ageless stranger Roland is supposed to defeat before he reaches the tower is supposed to be.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:47 am

The best thing about Stephen King is how all of his books are intertwined. From characters to places, you can see references to other books constantly. And a LOT of these references center around the Dark Tower series.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:26 am

They want to make THE GUNSLINGER into a motion picture (most likely at Universal) and then continue the series as a long-form TV series.


and it looks like the writer(Akiva Goldsman) of Batman and Robin is writing this....

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44876
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:37 am

eddysnake wrote:
They want to make THE GUNSLINGER into a motion picture (most likely at Universal) and then continue the series as a long-form TV series.


and it looks like the writer(Akiva Goldsman) of Batman and Robin is writing this....

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44876


Dear God no
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:52 am

The big issue with this is jake is supposed to be 12 yrs old through the entire series. Whichever child actor they got to play him would get older as the series went on, and wouldn't make a lot of sense for the viewer.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:54 am

Froggy wrote:The big issue with this is jake is supposed to be 12 yrs old through the entire series. Whichever child actor they got to play him would get older as the series went on, and wouldn't make a lot of sense for the viewer.


maybe they should just use Ralph Machio?
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:17 pm

Im usually for book to film adaptations just so I can see it, but this makes me sick.

The ONLY way I think Dark Tower can go to film is in the media of animation.
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