Son of bitch! Why in the hell can't Stephen King's big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower catch a break?! Ron Howard and Brain Grazer have put together one hell of an epic adaptation of this amazing book series, and for some reason the studios keep passing on it! First Universal Pictures passed on it, and now today we've learned that Warner Bros. passed on it all well, which is utter bull-crap!
I'm sorry, but I've been waiting to see a big screen adaptation of this book series for years! Howard devised a way to brilliantly adapt the story, and no one has the guts to do it!? This is so frustrating! There's no reason given why the studio passed on the project, but that's two studios in a row. It's got to be the damn studio accountants that keep shutting this project down.
Imagine Entertainment will most likely shop it around to a few other studios. There's got to be a studio out there that wants to develop this The Dark Tower franchise. I honestly don't see why anyone wouldn't freakin' want to. If I had the money, I'd do it! Hell, maybe they should stick this project up on KickStarter to get the funds they need to make it. The fact that two studios have passed on it is confusing as hell to me.
Howard would direct and produce along with Grazer, from a script written by Akiva Goldsman. The story revolves around gunslinger Roland Deschain who roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. The plan is to tell the nine volume book series in the form of three movies and two limited run TV series. Russell Crowe recently showed some interest in playing the main character.
This news has made me sad. I'm going to use it as an excuse to treat myself to a nice meal tonight to help kill the pain. Damn you Warner Bors., I love the movies you do make, but I just don't understand why you would pass on this epic movie awesomeness.
What do you all think about Warner Bros. passing on The Dark Tower?
Here's the story description:
In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld”, his world’s analogue of King Arthur. The world he lives in is quite different from our own, yet it bears striking similarities to it. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. While the magical aspects are largely gone from Mid-World, some vestiges of them remain, along with the relics of a highly advanced, but long vanished, society.
Roland’s quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland’s world is said to have “moved on”, and indeed it appears to be coming apart at the seams as mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Even the Sun sometimes rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland’s motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.