Everybody wants it. Nobody knows how to proceed with it.
Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” project is being resurrected with Sony Pictures and MRC.
The producers Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins have been trying to produce this project for the past decade.
Its last plan for the huge franchise will still involve both movie and television series for the story. It’s a western fantasy story about a man as a member of a knightly order of gunslingers.
A new version of the script has emerged from Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, which is based on the first book of the series, “Gunslinger.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production companies seek a director for the project.
“The Dark Tower” was under development for a few years at Universal Pictures with Javier Bardem attached to star and Howard to helm. It never came to fruition as then Warner Brothers rumored to possibly take over, but passed on budgetary concerns. MRC has been attached to it for the past couple of years.
As for King himself, he said in a statement, “I’m excited that ‘The Dark Tower’ is finally going to appear on the screen. Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books.”
Indeed, it’s been a long journey and Roland may finally reach his destination—on the big screen.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter