Lindelof on Dark Tower Status

Dark Tower films still a long way away...Ever since the news that the rights to make Stephen King’s ultimate horror/fantasy series The Dark Tower into films are in the hands of “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof came out, I’ve been sleeping better at night. Just knowing that it hasn’t gotten into the wrong hands, like Preacher did, is enough to make the wait worth it.

And just how long of a wait may it be? Lindelof talked to AMC about that very subject recently, and here’s what he had to say: ”The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at,” he told the site. ”And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable.”

So it’s going to be at least until they’re done with “Lost” before it’ll even be considered, though he does indicate that progress is being made even now. ”There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”

I could see it done over the course of six, even, if some of the fat were trimmed, and everyone who knows King knows there’s a lot of fat in this one. But it’s so delicious!

We’ll keep our eyes and ears open and let you know the second more is revealed!

Johnny Butane

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  • argentleman

    LOST has a lot of Dark Tower references. Hell, even one of “the others” is reading one of the books at one point.

    • Cash Bailey

      Really? I know the ‘Book Club’ was reading CARRIE at the beginning of season 3.

  • Johnny Butane

    Right there with you. As long as they don’t fuck it up, which would be really easy to do.

  • Sexy Mcmanbeast

    I have ka tatted on my wrist, so rest assured that I am keeping a close fucking eye on this one. I’m just really more concerned with the casting, but then again Lost has really good casting, so I feel good about the dark tower….kind of. Who the hell are they gonna get to play Susannah?!
    Man, I would eat an entire family of cats alive to be able to be on set for these flicks!!!

    • Cash Bailey

      Susannah = Rosario Dawson.

      And am I the only one who noticed the similarities between LOST’s ‘Charlie’ and DT’s ‘Eddie Dean’?

      Think about it. Both junkies who were influenced by dominant older brothers. Both loveable smart-asses. And both start their stories in trouble on an airplane.

      Or maybe I’m just looking too much into it.