When we covered the possibility of JJ Abrams working on a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower along with Damon Lindelof, producer of “Lost”, fans were for the most part pretty excited. Sadly, it seems as if that excitement will be short-lived.
In a recent interview with USA Today Abrams revealed the following:
“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a huger fan of The Dark Tower than me, but that’s probably the reason that I shouldn’t be the one to adapt it,” Abrams tells USA Today. “After working six years on Lost, the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time. I’m such a massive Stephen King fan that I’m terrified of screwing it up. I’d do anything to see those movies written by someone else. My guess is they will get made because they’re so incredible. But not by me.”
And there you have it, folks. Ship sailed. Who do you think has the chops to pull off this project? Sound off below!
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