The road to bring Stephen King’s epic The Dark Tower series to cinema screens has been a bumpy one indeed. False starts, re-writes, casting rumours emerging only to be squashed moments later and it seems that the road ahead is bumpier still.
In fact, this road is covered in huge, jagged, potentially impassable peaks.
So what’s the latest?
Well, only yesterday it was revealed that Warner Bros. had bailed out on the potentially lucrative project that could have been stretched out to cover three feature films and two TV series.
So the project has been cast back into limbo. Or has it?
Deadline are reporting that Media Rights Capital is looking to capitalise on the success that they enjoyed with Seth McFarlane’s Ted and are now engaged in serious talks to take over the project.
It would appear that Ron Howard is still keen to direct, with the director keen to bring on Russell Crowe in the role of Roland Deschain.
Besides adapting the screenplay from King’s novels, Akiva Goldsman will produce alongside Brian Grazer and Stephen King.
More if and when it comes…
SOURCE – Deadline