The Dark Tower adaptation falls into place

News Simon Brew 15 Apr 2011 - 07:25

Ron Howard’s adaptation of The Dark Tower is already shaping up to be a massively ambitious project. So here’s what we know, as the TV side of it falls a little into place…

Here's what we know about The Dark Tower to date. It's the Stephen King work that's been planned for adaptation by Ron Howard, who is looking to do part of the story as a series of movies, and the rest as an NBC television series.

Ron Howard is set to direct the opening movie, and possibly the first season of the TV show, and Javier Bardem has been cast in the lead role as the Gunslinger, and MTV is linking the likes of Naomie Harris with the project too.

Furthermore, it's now been revealed, too that Mark Verheiden has signed up to co-write and produce the television segment of the project. He's got a background in the likes of Heroes, Falling Skies and - yes! - Battlestar Galactica.

This still leaves up in the air the question over who will take charge of later films. But given that we're looking at easily one of the more ambitious attempts to bring a book to the screen, then it's understandable that it's going to take time for everything to slot into place.

We'll have more on The Dark Tower on the site on Monday.

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