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    Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    http://nerdist.com/idris-elba-the-da...-stephen-king/

    I like this. Clint Eastwood is a bit old, so I'd rather not see a clone. Who could do strong and quiet any better?

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    I thought surely this would suck, but maybe not? Elba would be fantastic.
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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    I think he could carry a franchise fairly well. I was hoping for Hugh Jackman though.
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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    The issue with the Gunslinger series is its ending.

    It's the biggest letdown since Hamlet 2: Gertrude's Revenge.

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    Love him, but don't think so in this role.

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    The issue with the Gunslinger series is its ending.

    It's the biggest letdown since Hamlet 2: Gertrude's Revenge.
    I liked the ending (at least Roland's part), but then again I also thought the Lost finale was appropriate as well.

    btw, can I recommend Orson Scott Card's novella "Hamlet's Father"? Talk about an absolute twist that changes everything!

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    The issue with the Gunslinger series is its ending.

    It's the biggest letdown since Hamlet 2: Gertrude's Revenge.
    I threw the book across the room.

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    I tried to get into the novels but they never grabbed me. In fact, the only two King novels I actually enjoy are The Stand (and I know the connection with the Gunslinger novels) and the Green Mile.

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    Re: Idris Elba as. . . Roland Deschain?

    Elba is amazing. Starred in 2 of my perhaps my top 2 favorite shows ever: Luther and The Wire
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