Update: Warner Bros. pass on adaptation of The Dark Tower, where will it end up?

UPDATE: Media Rights Capitol is now in serious discussion to climb THE DARK TOWER, as the company's Modi Wiczyk is a huge fan of the series. Coming off of hit TED with ELYSIUM on deck, MRC looks to make a quick move on the King property. Thing is, they're affiliated with Universal, who already passed on the project before it moved to WB.  Stay posted...

And THE DARK TOWER crumbles on WB's lot...

After ample time to get its ducks in a row, Warner Bros. has ultimately decided to pass on adapting Stephen King's epic DARK TOWER novels to various media platforms. In the end, it just proved to be too big, too bold, too much.

Ron Howard will still direct and produce with Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment, but which studio will want to get involved with a 3-movie, 2-TV series deal? Warner Bros. and Universal are out, leaving Sony, Fox, Paramount and a few indie labels Imagine could work with. Of course, that could add another 6 months to an already lagging project. At last blush, Akiva Goldsman had been hired to rewrite, with Russell Crowe in replacement of Javier Bardem for the Gunslinging Roland Deschain.

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.

Where do you think the TDT will end up?

Extra Tidbit: My guess is this sucker never gets made...
Source: Variety



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