I’m quite a fan of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books (so, I recall, is Cory Doctorow). I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, but I’ve been meaning to mention that J. J. Abrams is now associated with adapting the books:
We have been unable to determine whether Dark Tower will be a film project or a TV miniseries, although the latter is a more likely prospect given the complex nature of King’s seven-book series. Given Abrams’ success on the small screen — and King’s well known love for the Abrams-produced TV series Lost — the tube seems a better fit for The Dark Tower.
I think it’s got to be a mini-series–the books are too epic in scope for one movie, and who’d be willing to bet on three movies on a relatively unknown property. We’re not talking about Spiderman here. Abrams sounds like a good fit–his work on Lost and Alias ought to help him with the large cast and mad plot.
A while back I speculated on who should play the lead character in the books–Roland the Gunslinger. My friend Matthew produced the best answer I’ve heard in Viggo Mortensen.
Having never run, you know, a fan site, a year and a half ago I registered http://www.devilgrass.com, thinking it would be a good domain for a site about the movie. Maybe if I have some free time in Malta I’ll start that badboy up. There don’t appear to be any around yet.