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Cover of The Prisoner Issue #1 Revealed

stephen king the dark tower the prisoner cover 1

Here’s the first cover (artwork by Piotr Kowalski)  of “The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three: The Prisoner”. It will be released on September 3rd by Marvel, being the first issue of a five-issue comic book miniseries.

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Comic Adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – The Drawing of the Three Announced

three-daad5At the end of last year, it seemed as the Dark Tower comic book adaptation had come to an end. But as announced today by Peter David on his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Marvel will continue the series and adapt the next Dark Tower book, “The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three”. The first 5-issue story-arc will be named “The Prisoner”.

He further announced that Piotr Kowalski will take over the illustrator job. As in previous issues, Robin Furth and Peter David will be responsible for the texts.

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New Rumors about the Dark Tower Movie

Two new little  pieces of news referring to the Dark Tower movie project were spreading in the internet in recent days:

First, in an interview done for Ain’t It Cool News with Aaron Paul, he was asked about his interest with the Dark Tower. His reply:

I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of [Breaking Bad], which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.

Second, the website Schmoesknow.com reported that Ron Howard is still planning to do the project with MRC. They also speculate that next to the movie there will be a TV series which finally might end up at Netflix. They further mention that Liam Neeson is interested to play the role of Roland Deschain.

So, that’s all possibly just rumors, and only time will tell if there is any substance in that.

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Out Today: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: Last Shots

dark tower last shots en coverNew graphic novel paperback published today by Marvel:

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: Last Shots
Authors: Robin Furth, Peter David
Illustrator: Richard Isanove
120 pages

This is the eleventh (and probably the last) Dark Tower comic book collecting: Dark Tower : The Gunslinger – Sheemie ‘s Tale 1-2; Evil Ground 1-2; The Fall of Lord Perth


The mentally handicapped young Sheemie possesses the awesome power to shatter the very Beams of the Dark Tower – the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie doesn’t want to destroy reality. He is in the prison of Devar-Toi, and all he wants is his friends to rescue him. Roland Deschain is coming for him even now, but Sheemie must evade animal-headed guards and the monstrous Great Old Ones while he waits! Plus: traveling through the Desatoya Mountains, Roland comes across a haunted camp. There, he relives one of his past adventures in which he and his ka-tet were trapped by supernatural enemies. How will the young Gunslinger survive the sinister assault? And how does it relate to his current quest? Find out in this exciting prequel to The Little Sisters of Eluria!

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This is the first Dark Tower comic book published only as softcover, book 1-10 previously were published as soft- and hardcover. It currently is unclear if there will later be any hardcover edition.

Also, it still seems to be unclear if there will be any future Dark Tower Comics. The next consequent step would be to continue with the next book, “The Drawing of the Three”.

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The Dark Tower Movie Adaptation – The History

dark_tower_coverSince this page is only about to really start feeding you with news and infos about The Dark Tower book series by Stephen King, here`s a brief introduction and summary of the history of facts and rumors that took place during recent years concerning the movie adaptation:

February 2007 (yes, that’s a really long time ago!)- First rumors about a movie adaption of Stephen King`s The Dark Tower. Designated director of this project was J.J. Abrams, the creator of the tv show “Lost”. Shortly after this news, Stephen King himself confirms on the New York Comic-Con that he has sold the option rights for bringing the Dark Tower to the big screen to Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abams for 19 Dollars.

September 2008 – Speculations about 7 (seven!) possible movies. Damon Lindelof in an interview talks about further details of the planned movie adaption and mentions up to seven movies. A first fan-made trailer of the movies appears on Youtube.

May 2009 – Filming of the Dark Tower about to start? In an interview with MTV Movies Blog, Damon Lindelof confirms that he is working on the Dark Tower movie adaption together with J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Filming about to start in 2011. He mentioned Paramount Studio as a candidate partner.

November 2009 – Lindelof and Abrams are out. Both Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams report that they will not continue in the Dark Tower project due to the complexity of this long-term project and the high public exspectations.

April 2010 – Rumors that Ron Howard will continue the project. Darktowermovies.com reports that Ron Howard possibly will take over the project together with Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman. Apparently at this stage, they planned to make one movie continued by a tv show. In case of success they then would continue with further movies.

September 2010 – Announcement of three movies plus tv show. Universal and NBC confirm that together with Ron Howard there will be a Dark Tower adaptation and announce three movies and a tv show. They also mention Akiva Goldsman to be involved as writer and producer.

November 2010 – Announcement of release date. Universal announces the release date for the first Dark Tower movie: May 17th, 2013. Amongst others, Javier Bardem is discussed to play Roland Deschain.

July 2011Universal cancels the project without telling further details.

 October 2011 – The project continues. As reported on stephenking.com, Brian Grazer as producer will continue to work on the project together with HBO and Ron Howard. They plan to shorten the script and cut down the budget.

March 2012 – Warner Bros. announces to continue the project. The team further will include Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer and Mark Verheiden. There are still rumors that HBO will team up to produce a tv show in parallel. According to rumors, shooting was planned to be started in late 2013.

July 2012 – Russel Crowe as Roland Deschain? According to a report by Deadline.com, Akiva Goldsman currently is writing the script and will submit it for review to Warner Bros very soon. Rumors about Russel Crowe (known from Gladiator) to be a new Roland Deschain candidate are spreading.

August 2012 – Warner Bros decides against the Dark Tower. Again, and similar than Universal before them, Warner decides not to continue the project. It seems that the project is just to big and/or risky for them. No official reasons are given. Only days after this, Media Rights Capital (MRC) is mentioned as a new partner for the project.

 November 2012 – Aaron Paul as Eddie Dean? Cinemablend.com reports that Aaron Paul, known from Breaking Bad, has expressed his interests to participate in the Dark Tower movie adaptation.

May 2013 – Netflix taking over the project? According to a report by Stuff.tv, there seems to be another realistic scenario for the Dark Tower to finally reach the cinemas. Ted Sarandon (Netflix) confirms in an interview that he was in talks with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer about the Dark Tower project and will continue these.

Basically this is all that happened until today. Disappointingly, a long list of back and forth, but somehow my impression is that apparently enough people are seriously interested to make this prestigious project a big success. After all, I hope they make sure that they do it right, even if this will take some more years.

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