It should come as no surprise to Ron Howard that no matter what he’s trying to talk about, all anyone else wants to discuss is the status of his film/TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Such was the case when he got on the phone with EW.com recently. Read on for what the director had to say about the project’s current status.
“We had to pull back our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but Dark Tower is moving forward,” Howard said. “We’re thinking of starting in early spring now. I can’t really say who’ll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest. We’ll know by the end of the summer, when our flashing green light goes solid.”
As has been discussed from the beginning, the project would start with a feature film, followed by six hours of TV content starring the same actors as in the movie. Howard explains the logic behind this strategy, “There are elements of the Dark Tower saga that are more personal and can be best dealt with on television. TV allows you to roll out details of the characters in a more methodical way.”
Nothing really concrete, but we’ll take what we can get. Stay tuned.
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