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That Dark Tower adaptation far from dead? Ron Howard offers an update!

05.08.2012by: Jared Pacheco

Back in March we got a couple updates regarding that long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER but they were far from promising. Last we heard Warner Bros. were actually taking a look at the project with some heavy interest. Now here we are nearly half-way through 2012 and the man himself Ron Howard has decided to update the masses on THE DARK TOWER via Twitter.

What did Mr. Howard have to 'tweet?' Well I'll go ahead and tell you! Better yet, I'll show you! Check it:

Sounds good to me! Looks like things are once again on the right track. Then again we all know how quickly that can turn... To our knowledge Howard will still be directing the film with Javier Bardem still attached to star. No word on that proposed mini-series though...

In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of "Arthur Eld", his world's analogue of King Arthur. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. Many of the magical aspects have vanished from Mid-World, but traces remain as do relics from a technologically advanced society. Roland's quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland's world is said to have "moved on", and it appears to be coming apart at the seams. Mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Sometimes, even the sun rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland's motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.

We'll of course be on the lookout for any and all DARK TOWER updates in the coming months and as soon as we hear anything we'll be right here to tell you all about it.

Extra Tidbit: Ron Howard last directed the Kevin James/Vince Vaughn comedy THE DILEMMA, which also starred Jennifer Connelly (above).
Source: Twitter

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