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More of Stephen King’s masterpieces are in the talks to be on the big screen – and will most likely become a trilogy and TV series! It’s sure to be outstanding, as there are two Oscar winners currently attached to the film.

While Universal seriously considered taking on the entire The Dark Tower project, they ultimately said no.  Now, Warner Bros. is almost finished closing the deal on The Dark Tower, with Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) likely to direct the first installment of the trilogy.  Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Eat, Pray, Love.) is attached to portray the protagonist, Roland Deschain.  Producers include Akiva Goldsman (also the screenwriter), Brian Grazer and Stephen King.  If the deal comes through, the project probably wouldn’t start until early 2013.

Deadline provides a brief synopsis:

The Dark Tower is about the last living member of a knightly order of gunslingers, with Deschain becoming humanity’s last hope to save civilization as he hits the road to find the Dark Tower. Along the way, he encounters characters, good and bad, in a world that has an Old West feel.

The Dark Tower is actually the title of a series with eight installments. It’s unclear as of now which individual novels will be a part of the films.

Are you a Stephen King fan? What do you think of the idea of The Dark Tower film adaptations?

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  • imdejahvoo

    My little brother was named after The Gunslinger. I was named after the John Carter of Mars books and after how they’ve screwed up that, I’m pretty worried about this. It is a hard series to take out of the novel medium and gets pretty complicated.

  • Ce

    I really don’t see how they could turn such a long series into a movie trilogy. A lot of the story is details and backstory, but it’s very important to understand the complicated premise of the books and the motivations of the characters. And Havier Bardem is NOT Roland.

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