Sometime back, Universal planned to make a movie based on Stephen King’s Magnum Opus — The Dark Tower. But eventually the Hollywood Studio backed off due to the costs involved (thanks to the magnitude of the project). However, fans of The Dark Tower Series will be glad to know that Warner Bros. is ready to resurrect the project with Ron Howard (of The Beautiful Mind fame) as director and Javier Bardem (Oscar winning actor of No Country for Old Men) as the Protagonist — Gunslinger Roland Deschain. The Filming is scheduled to start in early 2013. There will also be a TV series through HBO — Warner Bros’ sister concern.
In case you are new to The Dark Tower series, here is an outline of the story:
Roland, the last living gunslinger, is on his quest to find the “nexus of all universes” — the mythical Dark Tower. On his way, he encounters incredible adventures and takes on strange characters, human and nonhuman. Can he reach the tower? What awaits Roland in the tower?
There are total seven books in the series.
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)
Some people are apprehensive that we are going to get a slim and customized version of this epic tale, but nothing can be said for sure as of now. Are you excited to watch this post-apocalyptic western?