Monday, July 30, 2007
I always thought this would make a great movie
Posted by JPX
From cinemablend, Whenever the creative well is running dry, you can always turn to a Stephen King adaptation for digestible crowd pleaser. It seems like that guy has been churning out a new book every six months for the past 30 years. Director Frank Darabont knows how lucrative the King well is -- The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Woman in the Room (Stephen King's Night Shift Collection) -- and he continues to milk King with the upcoming The Mist and following Fahrenheit 451, the just announced The Long Walk, according to Bloody-Disgusting.com.
While his heavy hitters like The Shining, The Dead Zone and Carrie have been huge on the big screen, Tommyknockers, Storm of the Century and IT have lit up the small television screen. But Darabont isn’t usually interested in the sensational King work, preferring the more thematic. Yet, The Long Walk’s story of a walk race (oxymoron) where the winner gets anything he wants for life and the losers get shot sounds like it will have Darabont walking off the thematic path. Like most of King’s work, the story revolves around one man’s sanity. This time, the man’s insanity is brought on by being forced to walk for his life and seeing the others die around him. Sounds more like a T.V. King than a cathartic Darabont adaptation.
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