Monday, March 12, 2012

Warner Bros. might raise The Dark Tower

Recovery from our Dark Fest 2012 weekend is not coming easily (fear not, there will be a debrief, both on Saturday's podcast and here on the site by week's end) but I've still managed to scrounge up this here bit of news that should please fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower novels.

We've reported here before about Ron Howard's doomed three-film, two-TV series adaptation of King's magnum opus, which Universal Studio's canned due to a variety of concerns. Well, Deadline reports today that the project may now be picked up by Warner Bros. with Howard still directing and Javier Bardem still in the role of The Gunslinger himself, Roland Deschain.

No word yet on whether or not the story will be told during a trilogy of films and two seasons of a TV series. This is an ambitious project, one that feels unadaptable. But I have to admit, I am curious to see if it can be pulled off.

Probably not, but we'll keep you posted.

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