Dark Tower Movie - Understanding Eli

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dark Tower Movie

I know all of you are anxiously reading this awaiting to find out about an epic film series (a la 'Lord of the Rings') surrounding around Stephen King's opus 'The Dark Tower'. I'm afraid to say at this point that what I'm referring to in this post is no such thing.

Both Fangoria and Shock till you Drop are reporting that John Johnson (who?) is making his own realization of the Dark Tower series, inspired by Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came' and it's not based on King's Novels. The indie directer says that he's been dreaming about the Tower since he was about 5 years old and this feels he must make this film. I can understand that, but if I were Stephen King, I'd be pissed.

Of course, this is only if they actually call it 'Dark Tower'. I have no problem with him making a movie inspired by the Robert Browning poem, but to give it a title the brand that the King of horror has already established is a crime. I can't see them letting this happen, especially considering that talks of an adaptation on King's Saga is already been discussed on numerous occasions. It would be highway robbery if this little ol' director were to cash in on something Mr. King has been working on for so many years.


Howard said...

Stephen King has no more right to be pissed at John Johnson for wanting to make this movie than Robert Browing does for all the money King made off of a series based on his poem. Of course, Browning is dead so it will be hard for him to be pissed, but you get the point.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

At least Stephen was create a title from his inspiration instead of just taking a title that was already made known.

Why not "Tower of Darkness"? Why not "Chile Roland"?