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Old 05-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Bale as Roland Deschain?

I've been reading several internet rumors that Christian Bale is set to star in J.J. Abrams adaptations of Stephen King's the Dark Tower book series. What do TDT fans think of that?

Personally, there isn't a better actor looks-wise, but how played out is Christian Bale right now?
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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I think it's weak sauce. **** Christian Bale. If they do a film adaptation of The Dark Tower, it doesn't need to be an ensemble cast full of big names and big paychecks, it should just focus on the story. I dunno how they'd do a movie anyways, it'd basically be like a week long. Can you imagine sitting through a one week long movie?
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Someone should do a remake of The Stand. That is and always will be King's best book (although IT is close because of the wtf factor).

I remember I rented the original version. It was something like four tapes long and I stopped midway through the second because it sucked so bad.

A real director with real actors would be cool.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bale as Roland Deschain?

I don't think that Bale is old enough to play the role. He's only 35. Roland is a gunslinger through and through, but he was a bit creaky at times during the series, so I think a bit of an older actor would better fit the role.

I think a TV series would be better. What would they do for the big screen? It's an awful long series to try to fit into a few hours, and I don't think it would do the series justice to be skipping over major parts.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Bale as Roland Deschain?

Well, aparently, It's not set in stone whether It's gonna be a tv mini-series, or film. The adaptation is obviously several years away, and as a fan of the series, I want it to be perfect. Call it my Twilight [puke], but what will Bale be like in 5 or 6 years? Will he care anymore? Just a pay-check actor like everyone else? What if It's a mini-series? Bale's not gonna do TV.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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I don't think that Bale is old enough to play the role. He's only 35. Roland is a gunslinger through and through, but he was a bit creaky at times during the series, so I think a bit of an older actor would better fit the role.

It hasn't even been written yet. We won't see the first for at least 4 years.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:20 PM   #7
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Why not get Burt Reynolds. lol
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Pete, did you resume reading the series yet?
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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Burt's gonna be dead by the time they start filming.

I just hope it isn't Russell Crowe. I'll literally f*cking puke.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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Pete, did you resume reading the series yet?

Unfortunately, no. I'm still only 15 pages into the third book. One of these days, though. I swear.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bale as Roland Deschain?

russel crowe is significantly better than bale.

the fact bale is in this doesnt matter, it looks like a good concept and as its abrams it will be more of a visual film anyway....
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Kurt Russell and his Snake Plisken voice > Christian Bale and his Batman voice.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:28 PM   #13
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I hope this thread inspires me to pick up the damn book again.
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I've been reading several internet rumors that Christian Bale is set to star in J.J. Abrams adaptations of Stephen King's the Dark Tower book series. What do TDT fans think of that?

Personally, there isn't a better actor looks-wise, but how played out is Christian Bale right now?


seems like you always wait to gauge other people's opinions on movie stuff, then once you hear what others have said you repeat it, but even more forcefully and act like its your own original input.

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Hi Starface.
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