Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television are bringing The Dark Tower to the movies. Three films as well as a TV show based on the Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” novels, short stories and comic books are in the works.
Ron Howard will direct the first film and first season of the TV show, which will be written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman.
The Dark Tower, a sci-fi horror story, tells of the mysterious Gunslinger as he travels across a desolate and vaguely post-apocalyptic landscape in his quest for a black tower. Portals along the way eventually allow contact with our own modern world.
“I’ve been waiting for the right team to bring the characters and stories in these books to film and TV viewers around the world,” King said. “Ron, Akiva, Brian along with Universal and NBC have a deep interest and passion for the ‘The Dark Tower’ series and I know that will translate into an intriguing series of films and TV shows that respect the origins and the characters in ‘The Dark Tower’ that fans have come to love.”