Ever since the news that the rights to make Stephen King’s ultimate horror/fantasy series The Dark Tower into films are in the hands of “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof came out, I’ve been sleeping better at night. Just knowing that it hasn’t gotten into the wrong hands, like Preacher did, is enough to make the wait worth it.
And just how long of a wait may it be? Lindelof talked to AMC about that very subject recently, and here’s what he had to say: ”The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at,” he told the site. ”And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable.”
So it’s going to be at least until they’re done with “Lost” before it’ll even be considered, though he does indicate that progress is being made even now. ”There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”
I could see it done over the course of six, even, if some of the fat were trimmed, and everyone who knows King knows there’s a lot of fat in this one. But it’s so delicious!
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open and let you know the second more is revealed!
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