If James Gunn can get away with plenty of easter eggs to other Marvel cosmic properties in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it makes sense that the upcoming “The Dark Tower” film will include references to other works by famed author Stephen King.
A few weeks back the trailer for the film surfaced and eagle-eyed fans spotted some references to other King books including a framed photo of the Overlook Hotel from “The Shining,” and a dilapidated carnival attraction with the name ‘Pennywise’ from “IT”.
So what other King books might be mentioned? King himself recently spoke with IGN about it and confirmed that a certain rabid dog might make an appearance: “If viewers who are familiar with my work look very closely, they might see Cujo. Keep an eye out for Cujo in New York City.”
“Cujo” is considered one of King’s strongest works, and was previously adapted into a so-so movie in 1983. “The Dark Tower” opens in August, just a few weeks ahead of a new adaptation of King’s “IT”.
“IT” was previously adapted into a TV mini-series in 1990 starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown. A new IndieGoGo campaign is out this week to fund a documentary which will explore the making of that mini-series.