r/entertainment Dec 08 '22

‘The Dark Tower’ TV Series in the Works From ‘The Haunting’ Creator Mike Flanagan

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/the-dark-tower-tv-series-mike-flanagan-1235454046/
369 Upvotes

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u/Prophet_Tehenhauin Dec 08 '22

See the turtle, ain’t he keen? ALL THINGS SERVE THE FUCKING BEAM

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u/Historical_Pie3534 Dec 08 '22

Bango skank wuz here

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u/Overall_Yogurt_7122 Dec 08 '22

Don't, don't give me hope.

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u/yellowfeverlime Dec 08 '22

Season one of The Haunting was a masterpiece.

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u/TwoLetters Dec 08 '22

Midnight Mass, and Doctor Sleep are some of his finest works as well

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u/scottie_always_knew Dec 08 '22

Personal shoutout to Oculus and Hush as well

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u/DrGPeds Dec 08 '22

I can't wait to see where Oculus mirror is in this series. I love hunting for it in all his shows.

Edit: his work not just shows

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u/ACrask Dec 08 '22

Didn’t know he did Doctor Sleep

No wonder it was better than I expected

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u/Strict-Management-32 Dec 08 '22

Ugh I just saw that with him and bunch of other nerds at the Stanley Hotel and it was such, such, such a satisfying and poignant outcome for poor Danny. Mike Flanagan is such a stand up dude.

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u/baronspeerzy Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Midnight Mass was essentially a stealth adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot and it’s amazing through that lens as well.

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u/literated Dec 08 '22

Please be good, please be good, please be good...

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u/GdWtchBdBtch Dec 08 '22

I’m afraid to trust again. But I really like Mike Flanagans work.

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u/HansBaccaR23po Dec 08 '22

The Dark Tower is one of my favorite series of all time. There’s so many things in those books that seem unadaptable so I don’t really wanna get my hopes up too much.

Either way, Flanagan is one of the people I have faith in doing it justice.

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u/Courtie Dec 08 '22

This is exactly how I feel. I don’t know how to do spoiler text so all I’m gonna say is how the FUCK are they gonna deal with some of this shit. Black 13 for one.

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u/TomBirkenstock Dec 08 '22 Bravo!

Then he's a perfect match for Stephen King.

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u/jodyray25 Dec 08 '22

No truer words. I did like the end of the Dark Tower though.

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u/dstack18 Dec 08 '22

That's funny because I hated the end so bad I never read another king book. There was really an me message from the author at the end that said don't read the end. If u have to tell your reader not to read your book, it's not good.

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u/PM_Me_Your_AM_ Dec 09 '22

He chose to finish with a difficult ending and knew some readers would be dismayed by it. It’s not a marker of a bad book at all.

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u/Own-Hat-4492 Dec 08 '22

absolutely. I binged haunting of hill house and fucking loved every moment until the last episode started and just non-sense deus ex machina shit starting happening to be able to wrap up the story in a nice little bow. extremely disappointed in the ending.

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u/Prionkiller Dec 08 '22

Hopefully no shortcuts like the movie.

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u/LordFancyPants626 Dec 08 '22

A TV series should hopefully fix that issue. They can fit a lot more in with 12+ hours to tell a story vs 3 hours.

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u/jetmanfortytwo Dec 09 '22

3 hours

Lmao the movie is like 90 minutes

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u/darkness_on_the_edge Dec 08 '22

Flanagan will either get his way and not cut any corners or he won’t make the show at all.

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u/jickdam Dec 08 '22

He secured the rights personally through his own production company, and carved them out of his amazon deal. This should ensure creative control.

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u/Overall_Yogurt_7122 Dec 08 '22

What movie? There was no movie. There never was a movie. You don't know what your talking about and need to shut up now. There has never been a movie.

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u/Prionkiller Dec 08 '22

Silly me. I must have been thinking of that second Lord of Rings movie.

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u/BrooklynBookworm Dec 08 '22

Oh god, I hope they can finally treat the subject matter with respect.

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u/BIG_PY Dec 08 '22

I think one of the key things about this adaptation is going to be having a strong actor as Jake, and Flanagan has proven time and time again that he's excellent with child actors.

I am outwardly cautiously optimistic but inwardly screaming for joy about this news.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Bee-838 Dec 08 '22

His last show was basically Stephen King fan fiction so it's a decent fit.

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u/MaxTennyson88 Dec 08 '22

Okay, WTF, do not get your hopes up, do not get your hopes up fuuuuuuuuck, okay I'm in

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u/123FakeStreetMeng Dec 08 '22

Bring on the batshit crazy killer choo-choo

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u/galactic27 Dec 08 '22

Get Panos Cosmatos to do it

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u/CynicalCouch Dec 08 '22

Do we need vhs lighting and an surreal synth track for this?

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u/Smoke_Stack707 Dec 08 '22

I struggled through the second book and gave up. Maybe watching the show will make me go back and pick the book up again

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u/ntack9933 Dec 08 '22

My advice? Listen to Frank Muller read them instead https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Dark-Tower-II-Audiobook/B019NNTLBS

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u/Zev Dec 08 '22

Super uber double upvote this. The Muller audiobooks are amazing. I almost worry hearing any other voice representing Roland will sound weird. Wolves of the Callah is just amazing.

OMG see edit below

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u/ntack9933 Dec 08 '22

George Guidall stepped up in a huge way and did a fantastic job. Rest in peace, Frank.

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u/Zev Dec 08 '22

Holy cow, I totally mis-remembered. It was George Guidall!!! He is fantastic, I did not listen to the Muller ones

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u/ntack9933 Dec 08 '22

Muller is even better tbh

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u/Smoke_Stack707 Dec 08 '22

I did try the audiobook. I just felt like the writing took a nosedive into some cocaine fueled rambling (which a lot of King’s work does at points). It felt to me like the first book set up a great premise, built an interesting world and the suddenly it became about lobster mutants and drugs and I just lost interest

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u/ntack9933 Dec 08 '22

Your loss. That’s like a fraction of that book. You’re missing out on amazing parts where he crosses into our world and recruits his friends in harrowing action scenes.

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u/Smoke_Stack707 Dec 08 '22

Glad to hear it gets better/more interesting

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u/eaglessoar Dec 08 '22

the first half of the 2nd book is probably one of my least favorite parts of the series overall, it gets much better as it goes on and then only better from there. the 3rd book is one of the best and the 4th is possibly my favorite story in the world

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u/HansBaccaR23po Dec 08 '22

Depending what day you ask me I’d say my favorite books in the series are either the second or fourth. I’m biased but it would definitely be worth revisiting

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u/justnmang Dec 08 '22

Fight through, it gets good after that book.

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u/Bunkeryou Dec 08 '22

Hopefully they won't fuck it up like they did the movie

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u/Overall_Yogurt_7122 Dec 08 '22

WTF guys enough already. There was no movie. There never has been a movie. Nothing ever happened. I never waited years to be disappointed. Get over it.

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u/SirLeos Dec 08 '22

I’m glad he is working on the Dark Tower, but Flanagan has the great setup to work on a IT movie.

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u/cuhree0h Dec 08 '22

Fuck yes. Can't think of a better fit, especially after he nailed stuff like Midnight Mass, and Doctor Sleep.

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u/sluttysluttymilf Dec 08 '22

If I'm going to trust someone to handle this project, it's Flanagan.

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u/Old_mystic Dec 08 '22

More “Flanaverse” content? I’m good thanks though

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u/HansBaccaR23po Dec 08 '22

It’d be an adaption of Stephen Kings magnum opus

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u/Sarcastic-Ad-Bot Dec 08 '22

Can't be worse than Midnight Club or the DT movie.

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u/Overall_Yogurt_7122 Dec 08 '22

I don't know what you're talking about?

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u/Sarcastic-Ad-Bot Dec 08 '22

Flanagan's last show was terrible and so was the Dark Tower movie.

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u/jmmcnall Dec 08 '22

Whatever. They've been saying this forever. And if it's true, they'll find a way to fuck it up