Highlights From Nik Arcel's Ask Me Anything

Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:49:33
Section: Film » The Dark Tower

Yesterday Nik Arcel did a ”Ask Me Anything” session over at Reddit. I have collected the three most interesting questions here for you in case you missed it. And if you want to check out the entire thing you can do so here.

Someone asked what books the move was based on:
The first novel, The Gunslinger, and the third one, The Wastelands. I love the first one for its effectiveness as an introduction to the world and its simplicity in focusing on the characters of Roland, Jake, and Walter. And The Wastelands, we drew most of the inspiration for Jake's story. Even if the film brings in ideas from several of the novels, these are the two from which our main inspirations spring.

Someone asked about the rest of the Ka-tet and how they would solve the racial tension between Detta and Roland:
Yes absolutely! As I think it will be pretty obvious to the fans when they see the film, the whole Ka-tet is poised to meet in the next movie...if we're lucky enough to be able to make one.
We've definitely thought a lot about the racial tension between Detta and Roland and how casting Idris would affect that. I can't spoil anything, but we're definitely not going to leave this important theme unaddressed. And oh yeah, of course we're going to have Billy-Bumblers - and Oy's one of my favorite characters.

Someone asked about the 95 minute length of the movie:
This film really serves as an introduction to the saga and I've always felt that we should not try to cram every single part of the massive mythology, including all the great characters and storylines, into one film. Obviously the story is supposed to continue in future films and the TV series. Hopefully at the end of it all there won't be a single thing from the novels that we haven't touched upon in some way.

IT & Mr Mercedes At Comic Con

Posted: July 20, 2017, 08:45:33
Sections: Film » It, TV » Mr Mercedes

Comic Con is here and this year both Mr Mercedes and IT are present and this is what we can expect.

Wednesday July 19 (yesterday): A screening of the new trailer was done and the audience loved it. Now word on when it will be released online yet but it should be fairly soon. Oh, and Georgie was there…

Sunday July 23: The Mr Mercedes panel.

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8

Do you have King related photos from Comic Con? Please send them to me and I’ll post them here. Oh, and if you find any cool King swag, pick up an extra for me, OK?

Second IT Movie Filming Next Year?

Posted: July 20, 2017, 02:07:19
Section: Film » It

Here is an interview with Andy Muschietti about IT. In it he tells us why he picked Bill Skarsgard to play Pennywise and that the script for the second film probably will be done in January.

Read the full interview here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

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