Trailer for the TV Series

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S.R. Wittmann

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For the record, I have never seen a film or TV adaptation of SK's work that does the original justice. BUT...the King himself has told us that there are many worlds besides these. With that in mind, I like to view these adaptions as different wheels on the dark tower's axis. Just like Jack Sawyer learned to flip to the Territories and back again, with each theatrical adaptation, we're seeing parallel worlds each with its own story. I think the biggest problem I have with the TV and movie versions of SK's work, is the employment of creative license by the directors to wander outside of SK's original theme and introduce elements that just don't belong in the story. In the Official Trailer above, you'll see contemporary and controversial topics depicted in scenes that are only there in an attempt to be relevant to modern audiences. Does the introduction of those elements add to or take away from King's original theme? As with all forms of art, it's up to the viewer to decide that for themselves. As for me, I hope they respect King's original premise but I also hope every character is carrying a gun so they can kill off the cast before the episode ends.

 

CYRUS

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If this is going to be some nonsense where the mist makes people hallucinate and send them crazy, I'm not even bothering to watch the pilot. I'll stick to the excellent film adaptation.
But what if there things in the mist that worse then the monsters ? What if their is malevolent guiding intelligence that orchestrated the events that cause the dimensional break between the the worlds?
 

S.R. Wittmann

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But what if there things in the mist that worse then the monsters ? What if their is malevolent guiding intelligence that orchestrated the events that cause the dimensional break between the the worlds?
Are you suggesting the Crimson King may be behind it all? Could be, I suppose. It certainly wouldn't be the first time the CK has crossed worlds. I just re-watched the movie to freshen my memory and there is very little that speaks of the origin of the inter-dimensional breach beyond the suggestion that it was a US Army experiment gone awry. I always thought of the breach as a hole to a pre-historic world. Does anyone else see it that way?
 

Coyo-T

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I'm honestly confused as to why this exists- it's not a super well known King story and already had a good movie not too long ago. If this was pitched as "stuff that was going on elsewhere while the original story was also happening" it would make a little more sense- but it looks like the grocery store is there along with a bunch of "extra" characters and subplots. One of the things that made the original film work (I unfortunately have yet to read the novella) was its simplicity- the disaster was regional or even global, but the main plot was that people are stuck in a grocery store and can't leave because there's a weird mist full of monsters outside. I'm not sure trying to expand on that premise makes it better.
 

doowopgirl

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When I heard they were working on a TV series, my immediate thought was "Yet another unnecessary version made just to exploit King's brand." This trailer confirms it. It looks like garbage.

I have to say I don't understand why it's being made at all. The film was so good and it looks like everything is being changed for no good reason.
 
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