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Stephen King's 'The Long Walk'

  • 26-04-2018 10:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,960 ✭✭✭✭ dark crystal


    At last, my favourite Stephen King story is set to see the light of day!

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/stephen-kings-long-walk-works-at-new-line-1105541

    Frank Darabont originally bought the rights, but sadly never did anything with it. It has now reportedly been picked up by New Line Cinema instead.

    It's a shame Darabont didn't go ahead with it, as he has done incredible work with King adaptations in the past. Either way, I've been waiting a long time to see this story make it to the screen - I just hope they do it justice.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,929 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    that book is one that should transfer well to the screen, it's also one of my favourites of his


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Great news. This is one of my favourite of King's novels also.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,508 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    That's a great book. Should make for a very good movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Herlihy82


    My favorite of King's Bachman books. Hopefully it will see the light of day. Daramont would have been perfect. Hopefully they cast teenagers in keeping with the story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,916 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Always hoped this would be made some day. I suspect what we'll get will be a lot different to the book though. Just cant see anyone making a faithful adaptation.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Absolutely love this book, but my main problem is that naturally the promotion of it as a movie would mean the early 'twist' would be completely lost and the plot laid bare from the get go.

    Would nearly work better as an episode of something like 'Black Mirror' where you could catch audiences out easily.

    Never forget that moment when I was younger reading the book and the creeping horror I felt when it dawned on me what the stakes really were!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,929 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    the ending of the book isn't really a film ending, though one of King's better endings, so I wonder would they change that too


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,960 ✭✭✭✭ dark crystal


    André Ovredal to direct:

    https://deadline.com/2019/05/stephen-king-the-long-walk-new-line-movie-andre-ovredal-directing-1202620157/?fbclid=IwAR0jTbhiNtKG8GdgpCT8quF7vUnfPx2_Di8jxQVY0UFEctyxymgwg-jzJZ8


    Bit of an unknown...hopefully he does a good job translating (imo) King's greatest story to the screen.


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