A second known studio has official passed on making a multi-tiered adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.
Warner Bros. have now joined Universal in rejecting the project which would involve a big screen trilogy and tie-in television series featuring the same cast, according to Variety.
Ron Howard was attached to the project to direct at least the first part of the series and would have overseen the rest of the adaptation with Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden tackling the scripts.
Russell Crowe, meanwhile, was said to have been interested in the role of the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain.
Deadline is now reporting that Media Rights Capital is in talks to take on The Dark Tower.
MRC’s co-founder, Mordecai Wiczyk, is said to have a strong affinity for novel series, and since MacFarlane’s Ted has been such a huge hit this summer the company is flush with money.
More as we get it.