I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Stephen King’s massive, world-spanning book series The Dark Tower will be made into a movie or TV series or both and Ron Howard is on board to produce and possibly direct. Well it’s back. Sony has stepped in and will be producing the first of what is planned to be a series of movies along with a spin-off television show.
A new script, based mainly on the first book, is already written, with the latest draft done by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner that is completely reconcevied from what was in the works before. Evidently Sony is taking this script and fast tracking it as their hungry for big franchise they can sink their teeth into. Stephen King is all about it as well, offering an excited quote about the fact that it’s finally moving forward again.
With studios desperate for big, already built franchises is this finally our chance to see the gunslinger Roland and his compatriots on the big screen or are we all on our own quest for the Dark Tower, doomed to repeat ourselves for eternity.[via Deadline]