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Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" Films May Not Happen

Posted: May 6th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Universal Pictures has been planning to turn Stephen King's novel series "The Dark Tower" into three feature films with a TV mini-series in between each film. Ron Howard is on board to direct, Akiva Goldsman wrote the script and Javier Bardem is set to star.

Unfortunately, there are big problems and the planned September start date has already been pushed back. The studio is now worried about the budget and may consider handing the franchise to another studio, which could mean the end of "The Dark Tower."

Many believe that Howard and Goldsman will not let the project die and some of the options are for Goldsman to take it to Warner Bros, which may fund it the films on its own or with Universal. At this point, the May 17th, 2013 is still in place, but that may change very soon. Stay tuned.

Source: Deadline


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CuChullain writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 9:42:22 PM

Hey it's ok, Universal have already green-lit another Fast and Furious sequel so we're good, yeah?

Johnnyb writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 9:55:45 PM

Same sh*t like Halo and In the Mountain of Madness!!!! Well Hollywood donīt forget this..... When you see your bomb box office you will know why.... cause u only make sh*tty remakes and reboots and nothing more!!!! You lose your way friend!!!!
boogiel writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 10:37:21 PM

"The studio is now worried about the budget and may consider handing the franchise to another studio, which could mean the end of "The Dark Tower."


That's typical Hollywood. Budget before quality.

The First Rule writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 11:08:50 PM

I don't understand how Hollywood misses the fact that audiences eat up original and expired content. District 9 is a runaway hit and Inception grosses as much as any film during the year with good critical response. If you make good movies, people will come, but I guess its easier to make crap that people will come to anyways.
The First Rule writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 11:09:16 PM

inspired content*
BadChadB33 writes:
on May 6th, 2011 at 11:32:55 PM

I know its a far stretch but I would love to see Hollywood to do a good job on em. Love the books. But then again I also wish to wake up with Mila Kunis's ass in my face too.
redbluedevil writes:
on May 7th, 2011 at 1:00:03 AM

What Johnnyb said.

Given the elaborate plan for this adaptation - 3 movies and 2 TV series - you'd think they would've figured out financing BEFORE moving ahead with something this complex.
Man in Black writes:
on May 7th, 2011 at 1:24:07 AM

Suck on deez nuts hollywood , you sh*t bags green light a what 7th Step Up movie but Money is the issue here ? If you produced less sh*t and spent your money wisely you would see better returns on your investments ( movies worth a damn ) . How much longer can a business model survive with a " Throw a bunch of sh*t ( and i do mean sh*t ) at the wall and lets see what sticks , then lets make a film about that! " . Well i guess as long as the Comic movies keep their heads above water they will find ways to churn out ca ca.
Damon242 writes:
on May 7th, 2011 at 2:21:59 AM

Make it a tv show. Flesh it out.

Use 'Game of Thrones', if you need a good example.
moileduge writes:
on May 7th, 2011 at 7:57:43 AM

Just wait a few years and cast Viggo. No problem with me.
rabid writes:
on May 7th, 2011 at 10:25:23 PM

As a fan of the books, I want to see this movie made, but I realize (as Universal probably does) that it would be a total money pit. It would require heavy expense to film it the correct way, and there's no good guarantee they'd make their money back. They also have to find actors that are okay with devoting a decade of their life to one gig. Honestly it's all much better suited for television. Cheaper expectations and less of a wait.

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