Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series has finally found it’s home studios to make the books into live action films, since JJ Abrams studio company, Bad Robot dropped out and returned the rights to, Stephen King. What big name studio have bought the rights to the “Dark Tower” series? Why, that’s none other than Universal Studios. The same studios where Ron Howard has been making movies through for years. Universal plans to make the “Dark Tower” series into a trilogy for the big screen, while NBC will make them into TV series as well.
Ron Howard, will be behind both the movies and the TV series of the “Dark Tower” as he is committed to direct the first “Dark Tower” movie for the big screen based on the first novel, “The Gunslinger”. How will they do both the movie and the TV series? The plan is, they will make the first Dark Tower movie for the big screen first, then they will make the second feature into a TV series. I guess that’s how they are going to do it, do the TV series in between the big screen sequels? Nice idea!
And of course, Howard and the crew plans on finding a big name star to play, Roland Deschain of Gilead.
Read the full article, here at Deadline.
Dayam, a full trilogy and then a TV series? That sounds like a lot of work! Now that the “Dark Tower” series is finally on it’s way, I’m sure everybody online will be naming their choices on who to play, Roland Deschain. I’ve been saying that Hugh Jackman should get the role and I still stand by it. Gerard Butler wouldn’t be a bad choice either.
Although, I have a bad feeling that Ron would probably get Russell Crowe, again. I’m sure we will find out who will play Roland soon.
I hope Ron makes these really good ’cause I absolutely love the “Dark Tower” books. I’ve read every single one of them. I’m pretty sure Ron will be working with, Stephen King, himself closely on this so Ron can stay true to the novels. It’s about time “Dark Tower” is being made. Hope they don’t mess it up. This is great news!