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The Dark Tower Series Casting Call Round 2 (Allies)

Posted in Fantasy Casting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by xymarla

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As you probably know, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are adapting Stephen King’s epic (and I don’t mean that in the “THIS PARTY’S GONNA BE EPIC!” sense so much as the “this is a sprawling heroic journey traversing centuries and universes” sense) The Dark Tower series into a television series, as well as multiple theatrical releases. It’s a big d, you guys.

I’ve already fantasy-cast the Ka-Tet of 19: Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and Oy. Now to cast some of the allies that float in and out of the gunslingers’ journey. I’ll wrap up my casting call with Round 3: enemies of the ka-tet. Or Foes of the Rose, if you will. (If you need a lesson in Dark Tower 101, check this out.) And don’t worry, I’m trying to keep this post mostly spoiler-free.

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Pere Callahan:

The Pere is a former priest who first appeared in King’s ‘Salem’s Lot, resurfacing in the final three Dark Tower books. He is a wise, grave, recovering alcoholic who believes himself to be damned. He has fought vampires, “wolves,” and agents of the Crimson King. He’s an all-around bad-ass.

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Quickie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Posted in Fantasy Movie Review, Film Review, Quickie Review with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by xymarla

I’ve got a full blogging plate this week, but I had to take a moment to recommend Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland to you guys!

I have to admit, after reading many tepid reviews, I was beginning to feel pretty uneasy about this version of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton created an entirely new story of the 19-year-old Alice’s return to Wonderland, and that’s an extraordinarily ballsy endeavor. Fortunately, the risk paid off.

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