It’s a little hard to believe that it has been close to five long years since Ron Howard
announced pitched the ambitious concept of directing and producing a multi-entertainment platform adaptions of the massive horror science fiction book series the Dark Tower which for those who do not remember was conceptualized as including a film trilogy with an interconnected television companion tv series.
Well after being picked up and then dropped by a number of big name production houses, a new script has been completed over at Sony Pictures. The chairman of Sony Entertainment Tom Rothman has been recently quoted as saying:
“There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with ‘The Dark Tower’. I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a great opportunity for a director to put his or her stamp on a cool global franchise.”
Book series creator Stephen King has also comment on the news saying:
“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.”
more as it develops.
source: Sony Entertainment, StephenKing.com