The Stephen King's epic series The Dark Tower has been officially passed-on for any development by Warner Bros., making them the second studio to decline moving the project out of the development hell. Last summer, Universal Pictures bowed out from handling the mash-genre possibly due to financial issue and the project might find its new home with the Warner Bros. Things do not materialize after all. More details after the jump.
The Dark Tower series is one epic story that was written by Stephen King since the 1980s in which incorporates themes from multiple genres - fantasy, science fantasy, horror and western. The series describes the adventure of a "Gunslinger" and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical. The series has already spawned eight novels in total. It is unfortunate that the project is still unable to find wheel to drive forward and it also unknown why Warner Bros decided to drop this project too.
We do know that the package is to have the film adaptation to set up at Warner Bros. with at least one movie (option of trilogy movies) deal and two seasons of television series in HBO to bridge the gap between the films. Ron Howard was attached to direct at least the first part of the series and would have the producer seats for the rest of the project. Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden were hired to write the ultra-ambitious adaptation. Latest rumor has Russell Crowe and Javier Bardem are set to star as the lead character Roland Deschain.
With the drop, the script will eventually moves to find another studio. For sure, The Dark Tower has already stuck on development hell for almost five years now!
SOURCE: Coming Soon