Amph Dear Constant Reader...The Stephen King Discussion

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Darth_Ignant, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. WhiteWolf Jedi Master

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    Stephen Spielberg is executive producing a mini-series for TNT based on THE TALISMAN, by King and Peter Straub, expected to air in 2008.

    That and more news at SciFi Wire.
  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, damn. That should be good.
  3. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    It's by Peter David, of course it's a fantastic job!
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Peter David's doing it? I read his King Arthur book and wasn't really impressed, but re-doing King's books for the screen might be different.
  5. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    No, Peter David is doing the comic.
  6. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_blush] What I get for skimming . . . .

    My opinion still stands, though.
  7. TheSandsOfTatooine Jedi Padawan

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    I really hope they do a miniseries rather than feature films. Only someplace like HBO could do it justice IMO. The idea of the Mission Impossible director does not exactly fill me with enthusiasm either. I don't know, in many ways I wish he wouldn't have sold the option- though I suppose it's hard to turn down a boatload of cash, even if you're already mega-rich.
  8. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    I believe he sold him the rights for something like $14.
  9. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Actually, King said he sold him the rights for $19 of course. ;)
  10. THRAWNFAN Jedi Knight

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    I enjoy Stephen Kings work, I haven't read everything but alot of it, and his Danse Macabre is very funny and informative. The dark tower is an overrated series but i still enjoy it immensly. I distinctly remember reading "Song of Susannah" on a really rainy night.
  11. TheSandsOfTatooine Jedi Padawan

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    Ah, but of course! Now, if he'd sold the rights in the year of '99, I'd really be freaked out!
  12. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Marvel Comics Dark TowerThe Gunslinger Born#3 was released yesterday. Marvel continues to astound with amazing artwork while they pull us deeper into Roland's world than we ever got with the books.

    I love the look of John Farson and his men. Distinctly evil much like their version of the Crimson King.
  13. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Can you post a picture of them?

    So I finished my second read through of The Waste Lands today since I'm going through the series for the second time. Gunslinger held up as strongly the first time I read it. Have to agree with darth_paul on the last page about Drawing of the Three being the weakest this time around, but I still enjoyed it. Waste Lands came inbetween those two in enjoyment level.

    I'm a little anxious to see how Wizard and Glass will turn out this time around. I remember it as my least favourite DT novel, but my reading tastes have changed quite a bit since I last read it two years ago. Hopefully it'll turn out better this time.
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