Based on Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower is a mysterious building that binds the entire universe together, and bans reining darkness from all worlds. The Man in Black and the Crimson King are desperate to destroy reality and let chaos reign. Roland Deschain is the last Gunslinger, a line of knights from a different Earth. Along with a mysterious boy by the name of Jake Chambers, Roland’s quest and sole purpose is to thwart the Man in Black and save the Dark Tower.
Although The Dark Tower movie was only recently released in theaters, it has caused polarizing reactions from both Dark Tower book fans and critics alike. Therefore, we decided to bring our KA-tet together for a long night of palaver, discuss what we love or loathed in this cinematic adaptation, and craft a story that will do the magnificent Stephen King series justice. Is it even possible, and is it even necessary? Listen in as we boldly Remake The Dark Tower RIGHT!
Clips selected from 2017’s The Dark Tower.
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There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Packers Fan Podcast
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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