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.