Fans of writer Stephen King have been waiting over a year for a live-action adaptation of his acclaimed Dark Tower series. With Universal Studios pulling their support after a series of financial disagreements with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer, the duo have had to rethink their strategy. You would turn tail to if you were going to shell out $140 million+ dollars for a film trilogy and a television series.
Even with all this, Grazer is confident that an adaption will soon be around the corner. All in thanks to a newer script draft and a smaller budget. In a recent interview with The Playlist Grazer said:
“We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending. In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.”
This $45 million dollar budget-friendly way of preserving King’s ending could have a studio knocking on Ron’s door to start filming very soon. So… I guess it’s a step in the right direction. Personally, one movie for 10,000 pages? Sounds like another terrible adaptation to me.
Via: Super Hero Hype