Why The Gunslinger’s Race Doesn’t Matter, According To Stephen KingI saw the movie last night but can't really say too much about it as it's still embargoed until 8 PM tonight. I think it's okay to say I didn't have a problem with either actor.
I have pretty high hopes for this film, plus I don't care what colour his skin is!
"There you have it. When the man who created Roland Deschain of Gilead says that the race of a particular character -- even one as revered as The Gunslinger -- doesn't matter to him, then it shouldn't matter to us. An interpretation of a beloved literary character is exactly that: An interpretation. And now we're left to see what Idris Elba, a spectacular actor, does with the coveted role.
We asked this question of Stephen King during an exclusive Q-and-A following a tour of his hometown of Bangor, Maine on behalf of The Dark Tower. Here's a shot of the author, entertaining our queries:
p.s. You'll have to click on the link to see what he says