The Dark Tower film finally gets a director…?

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landscape-1429808202-dark-tower-130867Deadline is reporting that Nikolaj Arcel is poised to enter talks to secure a deal to direct The Dark Tower film and oversee a rewrite of the current script. Sony and Media Rights Capital will co-finance the film; it is is heavily based on 1982 release “The Gunslinger”, the first book of the series, and is naturally expected to launch a franchise. A companion television series – which has long been discussed as part of the plan – is also in development by MRC.

Arcel co-wrote the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before going on to co-write and direct Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the Oscar-nominated Danish film A Royal Affair.

source Deadline