Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Dark Tower Not Yet Dead

Deadline is reporting that Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have not yet given up on bringing The Dark Tower to the big screen. With an assist from screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and Stephen King, they group has scaled back their initial plan of three movies and two series to a single movie. If that one movie does well, they they will move forward with a sequel. Media Rights Capital has signed on to this new plan and Grazer is trying to get additional funds from a Silicon Valley investor. This does not mean a movie will be made (yet), it just means that the Grazer and company are getting closer to putting together the money required to get at least one movie made to potentially kick off a "Dark Tower" franchise. Time will tell if this new, slower paced (but standard for studio system) plan will work. Thanks to Ghola for the info.