Universal Developing The Dark Tower Through Movies and TV Show

Posted September 8th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

A very interesting development today as it has been announced that the Stephen King novels that make up The Dark Tower is going to be made into a series of movies and TV shows. Taking the seven novels into a project has seemed almost overwhelmingly impossible until this plan for it was developed. The Dark Tower follows “The Gunslinger” and his quest towards the tower and discovery of its true nature. The story incorporates themes from several genres including westerns, fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

The idea is to open The Dark Tower as a feature film, followed by a full season on TV (NBC), another movie, another season on NBC, and then the concluding movie. Three feature films and two full broadcast seasons in total. The same cast will appear in the movies and TV episodes.

Ron Howard is signed on to direct the first movie with Akiva Goldsman scripting. Their duties will carry into the first television season though it is unknown how long they’ll stay on with those responsibilities before they pass them along to others.