After the news we brought you the other day that Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Dark Tower adaptation had played around with it’s budget, we now have some even more encouraging news after Grazer’s promise the other day that “it will happen”
As always was planned, there would be a film and also a TV series to accompany the film, and the promising news todays is that HBO will be handling the TV side of the massive project, and even better still, producer Grazer believes that Javier Bardem will still be on board to take on the role of Roland Deschain.
Here is what Grazer said in a recent interview with MTV: “We’re going to do [The Dark Tower] with HBO. We’ll do the TV with HBO, and we’ll do the movie with… to be determined. We’ll do it right.”
Grazer is now confident the film can start moving forward, now that he and Howard reduced the budget by $45 million: “We’ve lost $45 million out of the budget. When people say no to you enough, then you have to lose money, which we’ve done without harming the scope of the film.”
There is still hope.
By Matt Wavish