So it seems that just as we’re getting casting and production news of the television adaptation of Steven Kings Dark Tower the plug may be pulled on the Universal project. Now, I know you’re all wondering…’what the fuck?!’ Why scrap a project that has a loyal fan base, Ron Howard directing and Javier Bardem potentially starring as your lead? Well it’s turns out that this thing could just get too damn pricey! It’s been stated that,
In order to pull off a trilogy of films with two full television series in between, the studio would be required to put up an incredible amount of money with no guarantee of success.
For those who don’t know much about the Stephen King graphic novels,
In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld”, his world’s analogue of King Arthur. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. Many of the magical aspects have vanished from Mid-World, but traces remain as do relics from a technologically advanced society. Roland’s quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland’s world is said to have “moved on”, and it appears to be coming apart at the seams. Mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Sometimes, even the sun rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland’s motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.
Although there is no final word and the studio is refusing to comment this doesn’t look good for the project! SO for all you fans out there, start those ‘Save Dark Tower’ Facebook Pages or make some tweets or something cuz this film could be a goner!
Source: Cinema Blend