Deadline is reporting that the popular Stephen King series The Dark Tower is headed to the big screen. Sony Pictures is teaming with MRC on the project with Sony distributing the films and MRC developing a complementary TV series.
A script has been in the works with the latest draft of the script is co-written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. The project started at Universal and and then made it’s wy to Warner Bros. The project is bring produced by Goldsman is producing through his Weed Road with Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins with Pinkner will be executive producing. Stephen King is expected to be involved. King said in a statement:
“I’m excited that The Dark Tower is finally going to appear on the screen. Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman said of the project:
“There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with The Dark Tower. I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a great opportunity for a director to put his or her stamp on a cool global franchise.”