Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower‘ remake came out this weekend and now the famed author has a strong opinion on what needs to change for a sequel. With Nikolaj Arcel’s take on the franchise garnering mixed reviews, it is still up in the air if a follow up outside of the television series is even going to happen. If it does though, King is leaning on a major change which he feels would make the movie work. Honestly, it makes sense with the direction the books go and while this is a follow up to the novels and not a retelling, this change makes sense.
What direction does King feel that they’ll need to go to make a sequel work? Well, he’d like to see things go darker:
“I understand the rationale behind the movie that is PG-13. I was totally signed off on that. I want as many people in the tent as possible, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it having to do with the dynamic between the Gunslinger and the boy. That’s a father-son relationship. But I’d love to see the next picture be R. That’s sort of where we’re coming from now, and where the movie needs to go. PG-13 was the safe spot to go. When pictures were R, the studio execs would say, ‘Well, we know that this is going to make 20% or 30% less money because we’re going to exclude a prime tenderloin part of the moviegoing public.’ I think that movie’s like Deadpool have changed that.”
Now, a lot of people think that with how the first film wrapped up it would be hard to continue. Fans of the work would doubt that not everything is as it seems in the world of ‘The Dark Tower’ and death doesn’t need to be as permanent as one might imagine. While we do know that the studio is still planning on pushing ahead with a television series, it is unclear from the box office results if another movie will even happen at this point. Who knows? Maybe the television series could evolve into the continuation, but it is far too early to even hazard a guess in that direction.
Do you agree with King as to what needs to be changed for a sequel to work? Could a darker world crafted with an R Rating in mind make for a stronger second installment? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend