Ron Howard to take on the Dark Tower?

Ron Howard to take on the Dark Tower?

With the masterminds behind LOST unable to do Stephen King’s stories justice, will it take A Beautiful Mind to see the Gunslinger Born?

/Film has an interesting post up, stating that director Ron Howard, along with producer Brian Glazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, are teaming up to take on a live-action version of the Dark Tower series. Here’s the catch — there are conflicting reports over whether or not there would be one film, or a trilogy, which would then lead on to a TV series.

Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams had previously told MTV in November that his company wouldn’t be handling the Dark Tower, “I’m such a massive Stephen King fan that I’m terrified of screwing it up.”

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One Response to “Ron Howard to take on the Dark Tower?”

  1. As a huge Stephen King fan and a reader of the Dark Tower series, I’d love to see this happen.

    However, was anyone else as disappointed as me in the last couple of books? Here’s something really sad: I never even finished the last book, “The Dark Tower”. Just completely lost my interest and I realized I had no reason to slog through to the end. After that many novels, that was a huge letdown.

    But the first novel especially would make an INCREDIBLE movie, especially if they could find a modern-day Clint Eastwood type to play Roland.