‘The Dark Tower’ Series Not Going Forward At Amazon

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Gerald

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The events in Wizard and Glass are watershed moments for Roland's development and greatly affected his decisions later in life.
But they take place after he becomes a gunslinger, although I forgot how much later precisely. Was it a couple of years, or shorter? So they probably would have shown how he becomes a gunslinger at an early age in flashbacks while the story already takes place during his stay in Hambry.

Interesting that it would have had many nationalities. Susan and Cordelia are both Portuguese. Marten from Finland. Gabrielle is Irish. And a British/Indian actress was attached for Rhea. It sounded interesting to me, although I imagine it would have been quite different from the book, also because there are totally new characters next to familiar ones.
 
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But they take place after he becomes a gunslinger, although I forgot how much later precisely. Was it a couple of years, or shorter? So they probably would have shown how he becomes a gunslinger at an early age in flashbacks while the story already takes place during his stay in Hambry.

Interesting that it would have had many nationalities. Susan and Cordelia are both Portuguese. Marten from Finland. Gabrielle is Irish. And a British/Indian actress was attached for Rhea. It sounded interesting to me, although I imagine it would have been quite different from the book, also because there are totally new characters next to familiar ones.
True, but my comment was more to do in response to Edward John's regarding Wizard and Glass's importance in the series as a whole.
 

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True, but my comment was more to do in response to Edward John's regarding Wizard and Glass's importance in the series as a whole.
What I meant was: it still doesn't start at the beginning if you do Wizard & Glass first. But I think they wanted a strong emotional basis for Roland's character to build on, as you say.

It seems unusual to me that a show is still cancelled when so many actors already are cast. Usually that's a sign that it's going forward.
 

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The events in Wizard and Glass are watershed moments for Roland's development and greatly affected his decisions later in life.
Didn't say it wasn't important. Star Wars The Phantom Menace is key to the story of Anikan, that doesn't mean I want to ever put that movie on again! :) It just comes down to personal opinion, but I much prefer the other books.
 

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I wonder if they would have left the older Roland out entirely, but most likely so. It wouldn't make sense to start with Blaine if they haven't shown what happens in the first three books.
 
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Didn't say it wasn't important. Star Wars The Phantom Menace is key to the story of Anikan, that doesn't mean I want to ever put that movie on again! :) It just comes down to personal opinion, but I much prefer the other books.
It takes away a part of the mystery and your own interpretation of a character like Darth Vader if you show his background. Maybe it goes to a degree for Roland too, although in already the first book there are chapters about his youth.

It's funny that people think of Clint Eastwood as the Man with no Name in Sergio Leone's Dollar trilogy, which Roland was inspired by. Because he has a name in the films, a different one in each. It was a marketing ploy from the studio to come up with the Man with no Name, and it stuck much more with the public than the real names.
 
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