I saw an article running around on Facebook about a Dark Tower Movie news update. It was posted by Deadline.com, and I consider them a VERY reliable source for movie/TV news. Whether you’re interested in an update about the Dark Tower movies or if this is the first you’re hearing about it, I decided to throw together an informational video about the project. Pertinent links are provided below.
One of the wonderful readers of this blog posted this on our Facebook Page, and I wanted to take a minute to share it with you. This is the entire Dark Tower story, summed up in a 7:20 YouTube Video! Big shout to our Facebook friend Brian for posting this and bringing it to our attention! Another big shout out to the person/people that took the time to grab all these clips and string them together! Job well done!
"The Dark Tower" by Eredel on Deviant Art (Click the Pic to see profile)
On the most recent episode of the Stephen King Fancast, Bryant and I discussed dream casting “The Dark Tower” movies, and I threw out the possibility of casting the movie completely out of Nerd Culture Stars. I thought this was a fun idea, and decided to expand on the idea in a blog post, for those of you that would be interested in such a thing, but don’t listen to podcasts. That being said, I am going to throw out my nerd culture picks for casting the Dark Tower in a series of posts. I will start with the “current ka’ tet” and I will do some secondary, yet key characters in another post in the near future. This will by no means be a full and complete list, just some of the characters that I think are important to the story as a whole. Personally, I believe that this could be the actual cast of the movie and it would work well.
Song Break: Marc Gunn - “Middle-Earth Bragging Rights”
This episode finds the Honk MahFah himself, Bryant Burnette, and I chatting about what our choices would be, should we get to cast the Dark Tower movies, should they actually be getting made. Matt also reveals a secret casting that he heard about, but probably won’t happen now that production has been delayed. Matt also bounces some ideas off of Bryant about an all nerd culture dream-cast for the Dark Tower movies! Then we get into some talk about the Dark Tower Comics and how they are trying to fill some of the gaps that were left in the Dark Tower books. All you non-Wholigans can tune at after that, because it turns out that both Bryant and I are huge Doctor Who fans! So tighten your scarves or bow ties and hold on to your fezes and sonic screwdrivers, because it’s about to get turbo-nerd in here! Feel free to tune out if you’re not a Whovian, it’s OK. I do know that some of the SK listeners are Doctor Who fans, so I decided to leave this part in.
I am joined on this episode by Bob Ledrew from the Kingcast! I have been wanting to do a collabo episode with Bob for a while, and couldn’t see a better episode to have him on. We are both Dark Tower nerds and I am stoked that he was willing to join me. We got into DT movie casting just a bit, so those of you that are waiting for all that should enjoy it.
This is not the final Dark Tower episode, but almost. The Next episode will be dealing with the Dark Tower Comics and some of the DT Movie stuff. So if you want to co-host that episode with me, hit me up! Especially the comic book stuff. (Maybe Bryant from Honk Muh-Fuh wants to join me for movie talk via Skype?)
I have been waiting for this to finally hit on all platforms, and now it has. I can’t seem to find it on Barnes and Noble, but that might be my mistake. Here’s the links to pre-order, what we are calling, Dark Tower 4.5, “The Wind Through the Keyhole” on Amazon, Kindle and iBooks.
I have pre-ordered the eBook for my wife’s Kindle, and as soon as soon as the audiobook download links are available, I’ll put those up as well. I will re-post all the links to purchase the book, in all it’s formats, on the day of release, which is scheduled for April 24, 2012.
Merry Christmas and welcome to another episode of the Stephen King Fancast! Joining me for the discussion portion of this episode is Luanne Johnson. If you read this blog at all, you’ve seen her articles! I know, I think she’s great too. She is @MouseyLu on Twitter, so you should probably go “Follow” her… on Twitter, I mean. Please don’t actually follow, stalk or bother her unnecessarily, just on Twitter. :)
I got bored with the old intro, so I made a new one! Did you like it? It’s a mish-mash of the things that comprise my nerdiness, and maybe even a thing or two in there that you’re nerdy about! Did you recognize any of those tunes? I hope there is at least one person out there that can identify all of them.
I have some pretty cool ideas for the Stephen King Fancast, but I can’t do it without you! I need your help to fund everything. I am trying to raise $1100.00 by mid-April so I can re-build the blog, create a mobile app and start a social network for Stephen King Fans! For more info or to make a contribution, please head over to our IndieGoGo page.
In honor of Christmas, I wanted to play a song for you. I chose Paul and Storm’s “Way to Early Christmas Song.” It’s one of my fav P&S tunes and who can’t relate to being in a store in October and hearing Christmas music! I know, it’s Christmas now… but I still like that tune. You can find more info about Paul and Storm, as well as links to purchase their music by visiting their website.