I would love it if they made it into a movie. I like to watch all the film adaptations of SK books. While there are alot that are bad, i think if they took there time and gave it enough budget that it could be done justice. Movies like shawshank, the mist, the shining (with Jack, not that gay little kid with huge lips), 1408, children of the corn, and pet semetary to name a few good ones. It can be done.
I hope they do it, just place Kevin Costner as Edgar, maybe Julie Andrews as Elizabeth, Tim Robbins as Wireman and Keira Knightley as Ilse. Darabont directing of course (although we know this won't happen, unless King let it).
I would love to see the young Anthony Hopkins as Edgar, but of course that is impossible. Still I think that a not-mainstream actors would be better for the roles. However I would like to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Cantori, or even as Edgar if he would let himself go just a little bit, so he would look a few years older. It's funny because through the whole novel I've pictured Edgar as a 40some year old. There is one actor that should play Wireman (my favourite man) but I am simply unable to get his name. All I remember is that he played in of Friends episodes. He was a guy selling encyclopedias to Joey ;d And as it goes for the director I think (and my fellow King readers here from Poland agree) all movie rights should be passed on to Darabont, and Mick Garris should get a restraining order and keep away from them.
It's an old thread but here I go. I kept picturing Wireman as that actor who played Doc Ock in Spiderman 2. LOL!
Thomas Jane as the protagonist and Sam Elliott as Wireman. I can also see Jake Gyllenhall as Jack and Betty White or Cloris Leachman as the old lady!
John Turturro would be the perfect Wireman....I thought of him the whole time as I read Duma Key.
Mr. Blonde-by cracky, I think you nailed it IMO-only thing I would say, is if Cousin Brucie couldn't do it-then Sam Elliott for sure, and Ifso Girl-Pauley Perrette