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  • dominalien 18 Jul 2016 08:23:16 9,667 posts
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    Films based on King are usually shite; I hope this one is not.

    This Elba guy looks made for the part. I don't think the man in black was very prominent in the books; they'll probably write a lot of him in to provide screen time for McConaughey.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Jul 2016 08:24:42 24,022 posts
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    Can we make this the official Dark Tower book wanker thread?
  • CosmicFuzz 18 Jul 2016 08:37:03 32,585 posts
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    I've only read the first 3 books in the series, but I'm assuming they are combining a couple books? There's not much in the first book to carry a film I wouldn't have thought.

    Also, how many films are they planning on doing?

    Been ages since I read them, might go back and start over and finish the series.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Jul 2016 08:41:27 24,022 posts
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    I think there's only one announced so far, but the way things are these days, they'll definitely do more if it's popular.

    And apparently it's not a traditional adaptation, so I don't know which (if any) of the books it's based on.
  • CosmicFuzz 18 Jul 2016 08:43:41 32,585 posts
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    Cool. I think they're both well cast anyway. Can't believe it's finally happening after all the"film, TV show, film" stuff.
  • Deleted user 21 July 2016 06:37:10
    Misery is by far his best book imo, and if you only read one its should be that.
  • Deleted user 21 July 2016 07:50:39
    If you are into horror type books mind, best to skip King and go straight to Clive Barkers Books of Blood. About a million times better.
  • Mola_Ram 21 Jul 2016 07:56:00 24,022 posts
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    Regarding the movie and the books (SPOILERS if you have not read all of the books), the movie is apparently a sequel to the book series. Which maybe explains why Eddie and Susannah haven't been cast yet.
  • RichDC 21 Jul 2016 08:24:12 8,877 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Regarding the movie and the books (SPOILERS if you have not read all of the books), the movie is apparently a sequel to the book series. Which maybe explains why Eddie and Susannah haven't been cast yet.
    Surely a sequel to the books would just be MASSIVE BOOK SPOILER the books again?

    Edited by RichDC at 08:24:51 21-07-2016
  • Dgzter 21 Jul 2016 08:27:32 3,226 posts
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    OT for this discussion, but isn't there also a newer version of IT in the pipeline?
  • CosmicFuzz 21 Jul 2016 08:28:17 32,585 posts
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    Yeah there is. Keep meaning to read the book/watch the original film.
  • RichDC 21 Jul 2016 08:32:01 8,877 posts
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    The book is brilliant. Think it's the only book to give be bad dreams as an adult.
  • Dgzter 21 Jul 2016 08:43:42 3,226 posts
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    Yeah, absolutely loved IT as a kid. Both the book and film really scared the shit out of me at the time.

    I think one of King's greatest achievements is his ability to capture that 1950s small town American feel, particularly from a young adolescent point of view. The sections in IT which deal with the protagonists when they are children have always stuck with me: incredibly evocative.
  • Mola_Ram 21 Jul 2016 08:45:54 24,022 posts
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    RichDC wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Regarding the movie and the books (SPOILERS if you have not read all of the books), the movie is apparently a sequel to the book series. Which maybe explains why Eddie and Susannah haven't been cast yet.
    Surely a sequel to the books would just be MASSIVE BOOK SPOILER the books again?
    In a general sense, yes. But minus a few dead characters (except for Walter, who's apparently immortal).
  • Deleted user 21 July 2016 08:46:36
    Yeah IT is probably the only book I found genuinely creepy
  • CosmicFuzz 21 Jul 2016 08:54:28 32,585 posts
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    /adds to reading list
  • Not-a-reviewer 21 Jul 2016 09:04:12 6,321 posts
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    It's 2 films, one as kids, one as adults. True Detective man was going to do it but they had a difference in vision.

    Hope it has the group wanking scene from the books.
  • Deleted user 21 July 2016 09:11:52
    Dunno if I found the book IT creepy but the film definitely messed me up as a kid.

    The Netflix series Stranger Things has very strong echoes of IT. Excellent show, worth a watch.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 21 Jul 2016 09:13:19 25,655 posts
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    Does the book have the same shit ending?
  • Deleted user 21 July 2016 09:14:54
    who the fuck knows, it was 1000 plus pages
  • RichDC 21 Jul 2016 09:26:20 8,877 posts
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    Technically yes, but a lot less shit. In fact, for a King ending it was pretty damn good.
  • Humperfunk 21 Jul 2016 09:34:45 8,207 posts
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    Still need to get round to It. Read a good 15 or so of his books but that and Misery are still on the list.

    Might make one of those my next one! The Stand took me fucking ages, with good reason as it's a big book!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 21 Jul 2016 09:41:37 25,655 posts
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    I haven't read a huge amount of his books but The Stand is probably the best one I have.
  • Dgzter 21 Jul 2016 10:22:50 3,226 posts
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    Yeah, The Stand is also very good. The revised edition comes in at c.1300 pages mind lol bit of a tome
  • Dougs 22 Jul 2016 07:53:42 94,683 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Does the book have the same shit ending?
    Man, I was pissed off at the ending. A fucking spider. Fucks sake
  • wuntyate 22 Jul 2016 10:28:10 14,963 posts
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    Actually worked really well in the book though.

    The miniseries, er, less so.
  • Dgzter 22 Jul 2016 11:49:22 3,226 posts
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    I also recall reading that the mini-series ran into severe financial woes when it came to producing the second half of it - which may explain why it all looked a bit wank.

    The ending does, indeed, work much better in the novel, I'd say.
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