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The Dark Tower movie adaptation came and went in the summer of 2017 without much fanfare, an anemic box office tally, and a thorough drubbing by audiences and critics alike; not exactly the start you want for a franchise built on the bones of Stephen King's epic fantasy series. So what went wrong? A lot, in my opinion, but the project was wrong-footed from the start. Producer Ron Howard thinks he's figured out why, though a little too late. During a guest appearance on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast for his new documentary Pavarotti, Howard admitted that …
Miraculously, the Dark Tower TV series is still happening at Amazon—albeit as more of a reboot than a continuation of the film franchise. The long-in-the-works Stephen King adaptation finally came to fruition in 2017, after previous efforts by directors like J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard failed to coalesce. The resulting film found Idris Elba in the lead role of Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the villain Walter Padick aka the Man in Black, but ultimately director Nikolaj Arcel’s film—which “remixed” King’s sprawling book series—failed to impress critics or audiences. The …

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