Tuesday, June 2, 2015
In a bit of a surprise, plans for The Dark Tower have moved into a positive direction for the second time in a row as a director has been found. Nikolaj Arcel has been tapped to direct the first movie of what Sony Pictures is hoping to be a franchise of movies. Arcel directed "A Royal Affair" and co-write the critically acclaimed Swedish version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". This is still in negotiations so it could change. The director reveals also confirmed that plans for the franchise still include a complementary TV series that will be produced by Media Rights Capital. No further details on that. The original plan, before two studios backed out due to cost, had been to do at least three movies with two TV series in between each movie. Now it seems the same approach is in play but instead of trying to get financing for the whole thing up front, they are taking a one segment at a time approach.