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OMG! Stephen King’s The Dark Tower movies and TV series is officially happening!

April 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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“Long days and pleasant nights, Gunslinger….”

For years we have been hearing that Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, may be coming to cinemas. Or TV. Or cinema and TV.

Well, now we’re getting the best of both worlds… all worlds, really.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman has teamed with MRC to co-finance The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s book series (eight in all) that, frankly, males Lord of the Rings look like a wet weekend in a forest park, say Deadline.

Sony will distribute the first set of movies, while MRC will distribute and develop a TV series to run with the movies.

It seems that Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner have written the first (new) script and it will be based on the first book, The Gunslinger, which tells the story of Jake, a boy from our world who finds himself in Midworld, a place where reality is melting around a world that looks and feels like the wild west. It will be part fantasy and part horror.

Goldsman is producing through his Weed Road with Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins, King himself is also rumoured to be a producer.

Now comes the quest for directors and further writers… and then casting. And so the “Who should play Roland of Gilead” debates begin again…

Pleasant nights, indeed…


And it looks like Ron Howard is excited too…

So excited!!

Posted by Ron Howard on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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