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The Dark Tower is a new HBO series based on the Stephen King novels of the same name. The story follows the main character, "Gunslinger" and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical. Javier Bardem will likely play the show’s lead role of Roland Deschain. No word on a premiere date just yet for this new fantasy series but you'll probably hear it here first when there is one! Below are all of our latest news items and featured posts. Use the search above if you can't find what you're looking for.

Ron Howard mentions THE DARK TOWER in Interview

Ron Howard mentions THE DARK TOWER in Interview

Here is a small tidbit about a project at the top of everyone’s wish list it seems – the adaptation of Steven King’s The Dark Tower. Director Ron Howard has had great interest in it since 2010. His ambitious concept, as initially stated, was to have three theatrical films bridged by seasons of a television series. HBO was the network of choice mentioned. Netflix has also put its name in the ring as an interested party.    The whole project has been in the dark but now Ron Howard has made a statement regarding it. He spoke about the project with Empire Magazine, a SF & F media outlet out of the UK, via a podcast. Here are...

Translating Stephen King’s DARK TOWER to Screen

Translating Stephen King’s DARK TOWER to Screen

Editor’s Note:  The Dark Tower has been rumored as an HBO series for a couple of years now.  There is no confirmation of the series actually heading to HBO and in fact, the glass looks murky at best.  We’ll report the latest as we get it news-wise but until then enjoy speculating with us below! Series spoilers abound. If you have yet to read the books I’d recommend starting now. Thankee, Sai. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series is an epic work with little literary precedent. The combination of fantasy, science fiction, pop culture, and meta-textual aspects place it squarely in a category that can only be described as...

This Just In…THE DARK TOWER Collapses!?

This Just In…THE DARK TOWER Collapses!?

UPDATE:  Deadline is reporting that “Media Rights Capital is in serious talks to take on The Dark Tower after Warner Bros declined to make what potentially amounts to three feature films and two limited run TV series.”  This means there is still hope for The Dark Tower on HBO!  Keep your guns crossed and pray to whatever gods you hold dear because this thing ain’t over yet.  We’ll report here with more as we get it. Warner Bros., the production house that includes HBO, has dropped the development plans for THE DARK TOWER project. The concept, a seven book series created by horror/fantasy writer Stephen King,...

‘Dark Tower’ Decision Coming Soon; Russell Crowe Rumored to Play Lead Role

‘Dark Tower’ Decision Coming Soon; Russell Crowe Rumored to Play Lead Role

An adaptation of Stephen King’s Sci-Fi Western Dark Tower might have new life, and may be coming to HBO. Director Ron Howard’s seemingly impossible idea of turning the novel into three films and two television series’ fell apart back in July 2011 when Universal decided not to back him on the project. Now, according to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. will be receiving a script for the first installment of the series and will decide whether to green-light the project within the next two weeks. Writing the script will be Akiva Goldsman, who won an Oscar for his work with Howard on A Beautiful Mind; but, that’s not the...

A Fan’s Take on the Upcoming Dark Tower Series

A Fan’s Take on the Upcoming Dark Tower Series

Let me start by saying that I love the Dark Tower book series. When I started reading the series years ago, I was instantly pulled into this world created by Stephen King. The setting of this tale was so vivid, and as I read, I felt as if I was an extra member of the ka-tet (sorry, I needed one nerdy reference to kick things off). To be honest, my initial feeling after finishing the series was “I really hope no one tries to ruin this by making it into a movie.” I knew that there has been uninspired adaptations of King’s work in the past, along with triumphs, but I was really hoping that this series wouldn’t show up on the list of the...

Dark Tower Rumblings: Movies and a TV Series?!

Dark Tower Rumblings: Movies and a TV Series?!

Earlier today Deadline reported that Warner Bros., sister company of Time-Warner-owned HBO has been in talks to produce a Dark Tower feature film.  The series has a long history of being green lit and subsequently being canceled for one reason or another but the latest news we’d heard was that HBO would take over the Dark Tower televison series with plans for at least one full season according to Brain Grazer. Apparently Time Warner is now in negotiations to produce three full length feature films whilst HBO would take care of the TV series elements on its network.  It isn’t clear if the actors would be the same, if the stories...

NEW SERIES: ‘Dark Tower’ Coming to HBO

NEW SERIES: ‘Dark Tower’ Coming to HBO

At a release event for the new movie, ‘Tower Heist’, producer Brian Grazer revealed that Stephen King’s Dark Tower, a project plagued by budged issues and long awaited by fans all over the world, will be produced on HBO. “We’re going to do ['The Dark Tower'] with HBO,” Grazer told us. “We’ll do the TV with HBO, and we’ll do the movie with… to be determined. We’ll do it right.  We’re going to do that movie. We’ve lost $45 million out of the budget, he said.  When people say no to you enough, then you have to lose money, which we’ve done without harming the...

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