The Dark Tower film finally moving forward, TV series also in development

April 10, 2015 8:42 PM

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The Dark Tower film finally moving forward, TV series also in development

Deadline reports Sony Pictures and MRC have cut a deal to co-finance the first installment in a planned series of films based on King’s ambitious series The Dark Tower. The first film will apparently be based closely on the book The Gunslinger, following Roland Deschain as he makes his way through a frightening world of magic and horror. The current script was written by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), and it’s apparently been “totally reconceived” in comparison to previous drafts.

No word on who will direct, though the studios are apparently keen to get this one on the fast track (years in development hell will do that), so additional information should be forthcoming. Casting news will also have to wait until a director is chosen, though everyone from Russell Crowe to Javier...

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