Stephen King Gives His Thoughts on The Dark Tower
Published: September 10, 2010 - 8:21am
On Wednesday, it was announced that The Dark Tower will be made into a film trilogy and television series. The two different forms of media will complement each other and further the storylines along.
Entertainment Weekly asked King (who writes a column for their magazine) about his feelings on this announcement.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The Dark Tower is such a dense series — did you always think it needed more than a single movie or TV show treatment?
STEPHEN KING: I always thought it would take more than a single movie, but I didn’t see this solution coming — i.e., several movies and TV series. It was Ron [Howard] and Akiva [Goldsman]‘s idea. Once it was raised, I thought at once it was the solution.
EW: There’s a lot of blood in the series — how much is the TV series going to be censored? It likely would have been easier to join forces with a network without restrictions, à la HBO, no?
King: I don’t see that as a problem at all! We’ll have just enough latitude to make a great series. I’ve worked in network TV before, and every time I was squeezed a little, it just made me look for creative solutions. Besides, I always like to play in the biggest auditorium available!
King also revealed that he see's Angela Bassett when writing about Susannah Dean and that Ron Howard's directing style is very similar to his own writing style. For the complete interview, click the source link.