The Talisman - Film Adaptation

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Gerald

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Here's more:

Exclusive: Stephen King's 'The Talisman' Lands 'Handmaid's Tale' Director Mike Barker

Sounds like good news to me. I have only seen three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale and it is really good.

I wonder if SK took the name Gilead because of Handmaid's Tale or because it's a Biblical place. He seems to be a fan of Margaret Atwood, sometimes talking to her on Twitter.
In those first three episodes the Gilead from Handmaid's Tale does feel similar to that of King in some respects. There is talk of a war, although the war seems further away and doesn't directly impact the inhabitants. And also in both cases there is a close friendship between the characters, and they go looking at a hanging, just as happened in The Gunslinger.

EDIT: Actually it seems The Handmaid's Tale was publshed in 1985, and The Gunslinger was published first in 1978 and then again in 1982. So it seems unlikely there is a connection.
 
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Gerald

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12th? 14th? I've lost count, too!
Here are some of the names that worked on it:

The Talisman - Trivia - IMDb

I also wish they would do a new version of Straub's Ghost Story, for a platform like Netflix. While I like the atmosphere of the 1981 film by John Irvin (which had a great haunting score by Phillipe Sarde, and I thought was overall well-acted), it is an over-simplification, and it would be great if it was filmed at a longer length.
 

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Yay! Idris could play Speedy Parker (who was a gunslinger as well)!
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Was the movie The Gunslinger really that bad? - oops - I meant The Dark Tower :facepalm_smiley:

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I watched it and it was okay - sorta meh but otherwise it did not inspire any deep feelings in me.

Maybe that is the problem - the books were so 'life changing' for some, whereas others did not find them very inspiring.

(Hoping you'll still talk with me after that last sentence!)
 

Gerald

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The Dark Tower film was like only taking the most basic concept of something and stripping everything else away. It's like the series done as a tweet.

It's most likely to be enjoyed by people not knowing anything about the books, and it actually was. I read a lot of reviews and those who liked it most did not know the books. And they understood it perfectly.
 
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