J.J. Abrams Leaves THE DARK TOWER

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J.J. Abrams finally said no to a project.  Unfortunately, MTV Movies is reporting that project was an adaptation of Stephen King’s wildly popular The Dark Tower series that he and Damon Lindelof were previously attached to.  While Abrams cited his reluctance to delve into a new story immediately after finishing Lost, Lindelof mentioned the difficulty of adapting an immensely popular work.  “Having seen Zack [Snyder] go through what he went through on Watchmen in terms of saying where can I digress from the material, I just get headaches from changing anything,” he said.  Hear that fanboys and fangirls?  Your reputation for intense scrutiny has gotten so bad it’s scaring people away from good projects.  Keep it up and you can kiss that Wheel of Time adaptation goodbye.




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  • hokey pokey lullaby

    writers working with adaptations should be scared. In fact they can never be scared enough & F U

  • hokey pokey lullaby

    writers working with adaptations should be scared. In fact they can never be scared enough & F U

  • http://www.r4cards.co.nz/ R4 Gold Card

    Could be good, though I would have liked to see the books turned in to a limited run series on say HBO, Showtime, or Starz. I think with the limits of basic cable removed it could have been a better way to get 7 books worth of story out to everyone.

  • http://www.r4cards.co.nz/ R4 Gold Card

    Could be good, though I would have liked to see the books turned in to a limited run series on say HBO, Showtime, or Starz. I think with the limits of basic cable removed it could have been a better way to get 7 books worth of story out to everyone.

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