The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony and MRC are teaming up to bring Stephen King’s The Dark Tower to life which has been something on the back burner for about 10 years now, which was originally a Universal project.
The film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins co-written by Goldman and Jeff Pinkner.
The film will be set in a alternate reality of magic and focus on one man’s part in an order of gunslinging knights.
It is not yet known who will be directing the film, however the new chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tom Rothman said this concerning the situation:
There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with The Dark Tower. I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a great opportunity for a director to put his or her stamp on a cool global franchise.
Stephen King had this to say about the long awaited silver screen appearance:
I’m excited that The Dark Tower is finally going to appear on the screen. Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books.
The film will also be getting an accompanied TV series out of the deal.