Back in October we brought you news that HBO would be handling the TV series of The Dark Tower adaptation, although news back then was that the film version (or versions) were not even close to any sort of deal. Based on a series of stories by Stephen King, director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer are dedicated to getting the film adaptation off the ground.
The film has been met with problems, including budget issues and Universal pulling out of the deal. The TV show is looking promising though, with many saying HBO is the best place for the series, and hopefully there will be more word on that very soon.
As for the film adaptation, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Warner Brothers have bought the script to the proposed three part movie, and it looks like they just might be up to the massive challenge of getting this film made. The script they bought is written by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend), and Warner are also paying him to polish up the script.
That is all that is known for now, and it would appear that both Howard and Grazer will stay attached to the film, and hopefully Javier Bardem will be able to clear his schedule to jump back on board as Roland Deschain.
The Dark Tower centres on, “the last living member of a knightly order of gunslingers, with Deschain becoming humanity’s last hope to save civilization as he hits the road to find the Dark Tower. Along the way, he encounters characters, good and bad, in a world that has an Old West feel.”
By Matt Wavish