Wednesday, August 12, 2009

J.J. Abrams to climb the 'Dark Tower'?

Today we had an atom bomb drop in the geek world!! We found out that there could be movies made from Stephen King's The Dark Tower! And they could be made by J.J. Abrams!!!

Here is a link to the story from

I cannot stress how great this is! These series of books are my all time favorites!! It took Stephen King over 20 years to write these books. It follows the adventures of Roland the Last Gunslinger of a world that has moved on. Think a "fantasy western". But this western is not for kids. It is a very gritty and bloody tale that is full of magic and doors to wonderful and not so wonderful lands.

This is the Plot summary from Wikipedia:

In the story, Roland is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of "Arthur Eld," his world's analogue of King Arthur. The world he lives in is quite different from our own, yet it bears striking similarities to it. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. While the magical aspects are largely gone from Mid-World, some vestiges of them remain, along with the relics of a highly advanced, but long vanished, society. Roland's quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland's world is said to have "moved on", and indeed it appears to be coming apart at the seams — mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Even the Sun sometimes rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland's motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.

Here is a YouTube Video that shows many images from and inspired from the books!

If JJ can work his magic like he did with the Star Trek movie, we are in for a hell of a ride. Think Lord of the Rings, but over twice as long!!!!!!

Did I mention that I'm excited? :D

1 comment:

  1. He got the rights to make the movie(s) a couple of years ago, for something in the neighborhood of $19.