THE CABIN IN THE WOODS’ Fran Kranz Joins THE DARK TOWER

Playing yet another character who should not be in this movie.

Most of what we’ve heard about the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower indicates a messy adaptation what will likely make fans of the series go insane with rage. Why ruin a good trend?

The Hollywood Reporter claims another actor has joined the Dark Tower ranks - Fran Kranz, who you may remember as the stoner guy from The Cabin in the Woods. Kranz will play Pimli, who the site describes as “right-hand man of the Man in Black.”

So if you know the books, you’re probably very confused right now. Pimli is a character who doesn’t show up until the last novel. Okay, we already know a lot of that stuff is going to get shoved into this first movie somehow. But describing Pimli as the Man in Black’s lackey is a bridge too far. Not only do we never see those two characters hang out, but I can’t recall the Man in Black ever having a right-hand man, really. This is an impressive triple-fucked.

This whole thing is so irritating. Getting a movie version of The Dark Tower is exciting business. That it already sounds awful, like a week into filming, is very disappointing.

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