While a Dark Tower movie may be a real longshot, we’re still hoping for the best on this one. Maybe Ron Howard’s not the right guy for a genre classic, but he’s always been a pro who gets the job done, and he’s passionate about doing this project, which is what you want from a filmmaker.
One of the biggest disappointments in recent genre movie history was the sad saga of The Dark Tower. Several years ago it was going to be a three movie series at Universal with Javier Bardem in the lead, then it fell apart at the last second. Then it was set up at Warner Brothers, where it also stalled.
Okay, so you know by now we’re getting another Terminator movie in the summer of 2015, and casting is rcoming together right now. Now reports have come in that The Terminator will be back on television as well.
Several years back, The Dark Tower was in development at Universal with Ron Howard directing, and this adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy series was quite ambitious. It was going to be three movies, and a TV series that was going to fill in the gaps between films, but Universal eventually passed on it, because it was too financially risky. (This was also during the period the studio was losing its ass on Battleship.)
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The television adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series has been picked up by HBO after a rocky road toward production.
It was a real shame to see The Dark Tower fall apart at Universal. Fortunately, Javier Bardem, who was going to play Roland in Tower, quickly bounced back and will be playing the new James Bond villain.
A lot has been written and said about the movie Battleship, which some film fans are viewing with scorn that an adaptation of a board game could cost so much money (rumor has it in the neighborhood of $200 mil).
It was big, it was bold, it was a very risky and ambitious gamble, and until Monday, July 18th, it was set up at Universal.
Universal has set a new deadline for July to get things moving, which means we'll find out very soon if the studio is going to pull the trigger or not.
As we recently reported with the troubled big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower, as well as plans to turn The Stand into a feature trilogy, there have been a number of epic books that have proven problematic to adapt into films.
After reports about The Dark Tower going into turn around at Universal, suddenly rumors abound that the epic Stephen King adaptation is now slated for a Ron Howard-directed February 2012 start date.
Right on the heels of a report about a three part theatrical version of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower comes news that there could also be a several episode movie version of King’s epic 1978 novel The Stand in the works.
You may have read that the adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower was going to be a three part theatrical series directed by Ron Howard, with a TV mini-series in-between films to bridge the gap.