The long-gestating movie/television adaptation of 's The Dark Tower could soon be green lit, according to Deadline. and 's Imagine Entertainment were originally looking to adapt the nine volumes into three features and two limited-run TV series, but as this proved too ambitious and was rejected by two studios, they decided to make a single movie starring as the gunslinger Roland Deschain.
However in a recent twist in the tale, a silicon valley investor has approached them offering to help fund Howard and Grazer's original vision. The duo are reportedly in discussion about which direction to take.
The Dark Tower is multi-tome fantasy epic written by the legendary novelist Stephen King, with the first book in the series called The Gunslinger. Here's the synopsis:
In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.
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