I have loved Stephen King's epic "Dark Tower" series for many years. It's an incredible story that spans seven books (eight, if you count the later addition "The Wind Through the Keyhole" which takes place between books 4 and 5) and 1.3 million words. So when I heard that the series was set to be adapted to film, I was skeptical, but remained open-minded thinking that, if the Harry Potter film series could do justice to those books, a series of Dark Tower films might be able to do the same. I would have preferred a "Game of Thrones" type TV show, but I could live with movies.
While it's gotten a tamed down (albeit, good) made-for-TV mini-series, Stephen King's classic novel IT has never gotten the big screen treatment. But this September, that all changes and this week we got our first trailer!
Stanley Kubrick is known as one of the greatest cinematographers ever. Next to “A Clockwork Orange” and “2001 A Space Odyssey” sits “The Shining. I remember watching this when I was a kid and getting very bored. I couldn’t quite figure out why Danny’s finger talked to him, but when I re-watched it later in life I started to understand how incredibly creepy this movie is. Creepy in regards to both story and setting.