Why The Dark Tower turned out to be a dud: Stephen King explains

Fans were waiting eagerly for a major film studio to finally adapt ‘The Dark Tower’ and when it finally came out, it turned out to be a complete dud.

Published: 28th September 2017 12:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2017 12:54 PM   |  A+A-

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Idris Elba, left, and Matthew McConaughey in the Columbia Pictures film, 'The Dark Tower.' | AP

By ANI

LONDON: Fans were waiting eagerly for a major film studio to finally adapt ‘The Dark Tower’ and when it finally came out, it turned out to be a complete dud.

Now, two months after release, King has commented on why the film failed to live up to the source material’s standards, reports The Independent.

While giving an interview to a website, King said, “The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages.”

Adding, “The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behaviour in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome.”

Stephen King

The acclaimed author also said that screenwriter Akiva Goldsman did “a terrific job in taking a central part of the book and turning it into what I thought was a pretty good movie.”

But he said the fans don’t have to be disappointed as a TV adaptation of ‘The Dark Tower’ has been announced.

Speaking about the series, King noted, “It would be like a complete reboot, so we’ll just have to see.”
 
Meanwhile, the adaptation of King’s another novel ‘It’ is breaking records at Box-Office and a sequel has already been given a release date.

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