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Stephen King's Dark Tower Adaptations FINALLY Becoming a Reality!





Stephen King's Dark Tower Adaptations FINALLY Becoming a Reality!We've been talking about a possible adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower saga for what seems like forever now, but, it looks as if we're finally gonna get it. In spades even!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Universal's film and TV divisions are joining forces to adapt Stephen King's epic fantasy series "The Dark Tower." The companies will produce three films and a TV shows based on King's seven "Dark Tower" novels, short stories and comic books. Ron Howard will direct the first film and first season of the TV show, which will be written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman. The books chronicle the mysterious The Gunslinger as he travels across a desolate and vaguely post-apocalyptic landscape in his quest for a black tower. Portals along the way eventually allow contact with our own modern world.

"I've been waiting for the right team to bring the characters and stories in these books to film and TV viewers around the world," King said. "Ron, Akiva, Brian along with Universal and NBC have a deep interest and passion for the 'The Dark Tower' series and I know that will translate into an intriguing series of films and TV shows that respect the origins and the characters in 'The Dark Tower' that fans have come to love."

Howard, Grazer and Goldsman plan first film in the trilogy to be immediately followed by a TV series that will bridge the second film. After the second film, the TV series will show the adventures of The Gunslinger as a young man as a bridge to the third film and beyond.

"The worlds of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series are richly detailed, inter-locking and deeply connected," Goldsman said. "By telling this story across media platforms and over multiple hours--and with a view to telling it completely--we have our best chance of translating Roland's quest to reach 'The Dark Tower' onto screen. We are proceeding with tremendous excitement, fidelity to the source material and, quite frankly, no small amount of awe at this opportunity."

The books have sold more than 20 million copies in 40 countries. Look for more on these various efforts as it comes!

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Sexy Mcmanbeast's picture

Fucking hell, the screenwriter wrote Batman and Robin.
Hopefully, Ron Howard can save this disaster.
Don't have much hope for this, though.
Oh, why do I have a feeling I'm going to be aiming with my mind a lot.

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Submitted by Sexy Mcmanbeast on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 9:49pm.

Wow, after all the false-starts with great talent behind them, it's going to finally be brought to life by a boring, journeyman director and hack writer?

Um, yay?


Submitted by G.D. on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 7:42pm.
Sirand's picture

Akiva Goldsman adapting??? NO, NO, NO and NO!!!!


Submitted by Sirand on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 7:02pm.
Morgan Elektra's picture

Even my tears are crying.


Submitted by Morgan Elektra on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 10:22pm.
ChaosWeaver's picture

Pure epic orgasm....

Cannot fucking wait, Ron Howard might be the only director who'll do this project justice!


Submitted by ChaosWeaver on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 6:32pm.

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