Who's ready for a black Roland? Also what are the odds they just switch Susannah to white and keep her as a racist? After all blacks can't be racist so it only makes sense.
I think they might drop the Susannah/Odetta plot altogether, can't portray a woman with two personalities, people might think she's crazy or something :P
Expect characters and plotlines to be dropped altogether, just like Preacher
Why is this being adapted in the first place? For one, it's terrible, also, it sucks really bad, and thirdly, it's just Stephen King masturbating across an entire series of books.
No, it didn't become Stephen King masturbating after his car accident. It was always that.
The Dark Tower is fucking garbage. Might as well adapt Xanth.
They are responsible for causing the attitude you shit eater
Is The Man in Black/Randall Flagg gonna go be black too?
>Also what are the odds they just switch Susannah to white and keep her as a racist?
That's already too complicated a situation.
Only Deta was racist.
Mia was white.
Also, what white woman is named Odetta?
No, she's gonna stay black.
>Post better Rolands.
Introducing.. the new Roland Deschain!
Or they are poor and poor people commit most crime. Or, to be more accurate, are prosecuted for crimes. Whites commit just as much crime but police for some reason focus all of their attention on black people. That's weird.
You see all those links? Every number on there is backed up. 13% of the population is waging war on the rest of the country, has had trillions dropped into its well being along with the entirety of the media supporting and idolising it, and its only getting worse. If you're so fucking adept at analysing social issues anon, please tell me, what else can be done that hasn't already been tried, short of ethnic cleansing, that can end the black violence epidemic.
Whites are 63 percent of this fucking country, niggers are 13. Even if your conspiracy theory was true, it wouldn't go even close to explaining this massive disparity. Try again commie
Wow you are bad at this. Was that supposed to be an insult? Perhaps if you weren't an inbred sister fucking cousin raping racist piece of shit you could have thought of something better. Oh well. Back to the trailer park with you loser.
More like their community as a whole refuses to grow up and take responsibility for themselves, leading to a generation of fatherless children, crack babies, drug fueled societies, poor role models, and so on. Blacks were making headways in the 1900s but they regressed as a whole. Don't just put it down to "they're poor". Single mothers are poor and make up a large percentage of lowest income earners, don't see a bunch of moms with baby strollers commit crimes every day.
Hey anon, the living relatives of the former Russian serf class, freed from slavery after blacks, and the living relatives of the Japanese untouchable class, show no major statistical intelligence or crime differences in relation to the population made of of relatives of those not in these oppressed classes. Please explain then why even wealthy negroes score lower on SATs on average than the lowest income whites.
Where do you think you are? I know tv is the most tumblr board aside from lgbt but still. Races have hated eachother since the beginning of time, I assure you many of the greatest men in history have hated a very large group of people, whether same skin or different. Fuck off.
>13% of the population is waging war on the rest of the country
It's not even that large of a sector.
Liquor stores aren't typically robbed by black grannies or black little girls.
It's almost exclusively black males aged between 15 and 55.
So about 6% of the population is responsible for the majority of crimes committed.
Trillions of dollars watsed on the black community anon, around 20 trillion since 1969, on schools and infrastructure and programmes they squander and destroy. How many more resources and how much more effort is needed anon, until they start behaving like humans like members of other oppressed classes have been able to (like say, Jews).
Because black males are disenfranchised, made to measure up to a standard they cannot attain due to a variety of extenuating circumstances and in their hopelessness turn to gang culture and criminal activity for acceptance
>Or they are poor and poor people commit most crime.
There are currently more White Americans below the poverty-line than there are Black Americans.
Why then, are Blacks STILL responsible for the majority of crime?
Anon, every other oppressed group in the western world has been able to successfully integrate, meanwhile after the massive amounts of resources poured into the black community, they not only stagnate, but get worse. Why is this anon?
Even if they are close, in terms of representation as part of the overall population blacks commit crime at a rate that is frankly as shocking as it is terrifying
Put your stats back up your ass. That's obviously where you pulled them out of. You probably couldn't even get into a decent college so you try to convince yourself that you are smarter and better than black people. Because you need to be smarter than someone. Even if it's bullshit. You should kill yourself and be done with it you moronic piece of shit loser.
I think rather than spending the money on infrastructure it should be spent on law enforcement within those black neighborhoods (black cops to provide employment opportunities) and focusing on improving black homes, and healing their sick culture
>an entire population of people numbering in the millions fall under a blanket of what I perceive them to be
>all young black males are disenfranchised and react in the same way
>I treat other people as children with no autonomy for their actions
>I'm not racist
Why stop at Roland?
Why not make everyone black?
>Because black males are disenfranchised
>made to measure up to a standard they cannot attain
Also, what is this standard? NOT being a criminal? That is not a difficult standard to attain by any measure.
>due to a variety of extenuating circumstances
What are these circumstances? And whose fault are they that they exist?
Please stop being so vague.
It makes it hard to believe you know what you're talking about when you fail to adequately explain your reasoning and instead just allude to mysterious, invisible forces.
You've put spaces between things here but now it's inconsistent. There's no reason for the space between the link and initial text, but further spaces check out.
Is there something wrong with you?
I wish your IQ was in the double digits so I could accurately explain how life works but you obviously are too stupid to understand it so I won't waste my time. Good day racist Trump voter.
What a waste of trips
You have given exactly zero response to any argument, which indicates you either have no argument or are aware you are wrong
>I wish your IQ was in the double digits so I could accurately explain how life works but you obviously are too stupid to understand it
You do realise these are typically the final words of someone who has engaged in an argument and lost? Holy shit get some self awareness
>Perhaps if you weren't an inbred sister fucking cousin raping racist piece of shit you could have thought of something better.
How is this any different than a /pol/tard going "Perhaps if you weren't an fatherless liquor-store robbing white woman raping ape piece of shit you could have thought of something better"?
For someone that considers themselves "tolerant" and "progressive", you sure do throw around a lot of accusations that would be considered "racist" if applied to blacks instead of whites.
These were both posted by the same person. Look at the timestamps!
The other space-happy shitposting is just opportunistic, but you, my friend, the quoted poster, need serious help. Stop putting spaces where they don't belong.
Well guess I should have known better.
Diet and ease of educational access have a lot to do with it as well. Just because you were born to smart people doesn't mean you will be smart. Just as being born to dumb people doesn't mean you will be dumb. There are numerous factors that are required to dictate a person's intelligence. If you weren't stupid yourself you would realize this.
I spent more time than I care to admit making this...
If you were worth my time I would explain why you're wrong. But you're not. That's the only explanation I need. You're not smart enough to understand how things work. I'm sorry. But it's true.
ITT we post african american "people" who would be far superior Roland Deschains than Big Driis.
>If you were worth my time I would explain why you're wrong. But you're not. That's the only explanation I need. You're not smart enough to understand how things work. I'm sorry. But it's true.
Everybody look at this guy, he's literally arguing like a teenage girl. You have to be baiting now right
>Roland Deschain at the gunslinger training academy
Of course they're going to drop plotlines and characters, because King wrote fucking seven books that are like a total of 5000 pages long, and most of which are semi-complete garbage.
Imagine how awesome it would have been if based Viggo was cast instead.
Imagine this sexy badass fucker with a pair of revolvers.
>thread about nigger as a lead role in the Dark Tower
>some cu ck liberal brings up Syria, not the other way around
I want liberals to be gassed already
Can someone confirm if OP is real? The only people who are going to see this movie are fans of the book, so how is casting a fucking nigger helping anything
Do they think black people read?
That's a strange way to spell Clint Eastwood.
King's stated Roland was patterned after The Man with No Name.
The movie is going to suck regardless of who plays Roland be them black, white, or whatever. We all knew it. Don't deny it. Not only will they change the character's races, they'll change entire plotlines as well as character motivations. Might even change the names of certain characters. It's a Stephen King adaptation, so changing key details is normal. Personally, I hope something happens and the movie gets stuck in development hell...again.
Well, it has always seemed to be unfilmable to me. About the only director I could see possibly having a fighting chance at making something out of it would be Darabont and even he would have his hands full.
The current rumor is three movies with two TV HBO type series in between each. So the movies will do the big exciting events and the series covers more of the slower story stuff.
King is uber progressive now (compared to being pretty blatantly racist in his earlier books). When asked about the casting decision, King basically said everything he was supposed to. I don't know if he's exactly thrilled though since, as you said, this IS his magnum opus.
Then again, King never really gives two shits about film adaptations unless his nigga, Frank Darabont is directing.
Dude pumps out at least one book a year. You think he cares what happens during the adaptations of his work?
They've been saying that for quite some time. Wouldn't be surprised if they went with a different plan.
Worst casting decision since the last Randall Flagg?
>Hey anon, the living relatives of the former Russian serf class, freed from slavery after blacks, and the living relatives of the Japanese untouchable class, show no major statistical intelligence or crime differences in relation to the population made of of relatives of those not in these oppressed classes.
Firstly serfdom is not slavery. Russia freed serfs and not slaves. As for the untouchables, there are still many that live in ghettos in Japan where they are discriminated against so actually they aren't as different from blacks as you might think.
>Please explain then why even wealthy negroes score lower on SATs on average than the lowest income whites.
The occupations of high income blacks tend to be in entertainment and sports so their children aren't given the same opportunities children of high income scientists and engineers are on average. These differences can surely be explained in terms of circumstance rather then any genetic difference between blacks and whites.
Because people love pretending to be smart by 'critiquing' things that are already regarded as average. It's why most of these morons can't give you any real reason why it's bad, they're just repeating things they've heard.
>The occupations of high income blacks tend to be in entertainment and sports
You don't think that maybe that's cause the vast majority of blacks aren't smart enough to be scientists and engineers?
>their children aren't given the same opportunities children of high income scientists and engineers are on average.
what does this even mean? you think a basketball player is going to not send their kid to school or something?
>Stephen King books are "terrible"
>faggots think casting a nigger as the lead will make them better
>You don't think that maybe that's cause the vast majority of blacks aren't smart enough to be scientists and engineers?
There are respected black scientists like Sylvester James Gates who works with the Perimiter Institute, a highly respected institution in the area of physics. I think more blacks can be physicists if they put the effort into it. It takes a lot of effort rather you are black or white. Also, I don't think people who get into the entertainment industry are necessarily less smart they are just using their intelligence in different ways.
> what does this even mean? you think a basketball player is going to not send their kid to school or something?
Children tend to follow the example of their parents. A scientist parent can help his/her children in the field. This make a difference when it comes to SAT scores which are a specific measurement of capability in one area.
>Mr King, this is our casting choices all we need is your approval
>Keep in mind we have an army of professional offense takers and sjw bloggers behind waiting for the signal
>They live for the chance to take down a cis white male such as yourself for blatant racism
>Just sign on the dotted line Mr. King
>We knew you'd agree
Read the first one and it was like Louis L'Amour writing his grittiest work. I wanted to kill myself by the time I was done with the third one.
>Second book has Roland ranging from Rooster Cogburn tracking down Satan to an anemic fingerless chump who gets gangked by lobsters on the beach.
>Everyone almost dies
>Stephen King is a character in the 4th book
>The rest of the characters die or now live in another dimension
>Roland kills the Crimson King (literally Santa) by erasing him
>Enter Jacobs Ladderesque ending
Just read the comics, bro. I'll never get those hours of life back.
That's what socialism is. It's a top down approach where people in positions of power try to mold society to conform to their ideal. Taxing the rich to feed the poor is only one aspect of it.
The introduction of the meta universe killed King's work afterward. Now its all tied into that meta universe and its fucking dumb. It removed any sort of intrigue behind the Flagg character in its various iterations.
>Idris "Madiba" Elba's casting makes this worth watching.
Said no one ever.
There are much better leading men than Elba and they are all WHITE. Elba's only talent is his skin color.
Get over your white guilt, you filthy libtard.
Pre-adolescent Carl has always been bangable as fuck
I am serious DT fan
and I am against even bringing it to screens be it movie or tv series ala GoT
it wont work
it will feel terrible
the stuff that works in book is just not really filmable
best part is book #2 and the bringing of the main heroes together
its happening as the gunslinger heavily wounded and suffering infection/poisoning finds 3 doors that leads to the heads of the others
he observes, he marvells, he comes forwards to take control of the people, to talk to them, lead them, kill them
this is just unfilmable to me, how would the go about showing it?
would it be just voice over dialog while showing person in the 20th century?
anyway, book #2 is the best part, the hook part, rest is rather okish to mediocre
but without that hook of book #2 it wont work
and the hook will be extremely hard to sell to viewers, while descriptions and thinking in the books works well to pull the reader in
meh, I am a fan, but other fans often feel like embarasment to me anyway, more or less, dont really care
since I like the band TOOL, I am way ahead of not feeling embarased or bad for other fans of the thing i like
My personal ranking: Gunslinger original version, Waste Lands, Gunslinger revised, Drawing
I didn't like Wizard, found the short story Little Sisters of Eluria to be average, and didn't read the rest of the DT because I hated that shared universe thing he started in W&G.
But you're right, it won't work. How will the Detta/Odetta thing work with a black Roland? How will they show what Roland learns from the characters he's in the head of? The background of Jack, for example? Flashbacks after flashback with voice over?
Even The Gunslinger would be hard to pull. I can see Tarantino or De Palma doing it, but most modern Hollywood fimmakers can't into silent characters. They'll probably give Roland a sidekick from the start just to have some dialogue.
Gunslinger would be great book
if the king had the balls for the lead character to kill the farmer with the raven/crow dont remember
if the seriousnes of his quest and the nature of his would be shown in that light, he thinks about it, killing him just to be safe and to rest easily and have strength for next pursuit
it would also shown that he was too long along, and that he would be brought back little by his new companions, back in to the light one would say
But out of all the books, book #2 and maybe bits of book #3 were the ones I could not put down. They were the most thrilling read Ive read.
wizard was IMO good stuff, felt orinal and well paced, not that rushed addrenalin but still great. far better than last 3
> Writer and producer Akiva Goldsman echoed author Stephen King's comments regarding the casting of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain
>Akiva Goldsman was born on July 7, 1962 in New York City, the son of Tev Goldsman, a therapist, and Mira Rothenberg, a child psychologist. His family is Jewish.
Like a clockwork
January is usually the dumping ground for film studios for movies they don't think will do great. January releases are basically cannon fodder flicks just made to fill up theaters' time slots and also to (hopefully) recoup any losses from from previous or future box office bombs.
Well when you put it that way, Idris is perfect.
Slavery did not just happen to blacks.
Slavery was not only a white thing.
You fucking retard.
You are nothing before you are born. If a Black Person and a White person were born in the same societal situation, they should end up about the same, assuming Marxists are correct. However every single time they end up stupider and more violent.
Japan had 2 nukes dropped on them and are fucking great within the century, albeit a bit fucking weird.