Mark Verheiden has been hired to Co-Write THE DARK TOWER TV Series
Mark Verheiden has been hired to co-write The Dark Tower NBC TV series along side Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the script for the first film. Verheiden will also serve as an executive producer on the series. Verheiden has written a ton of geek friendly TV series which includes Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Falling Skies and Smallville. I think he's a good choice in helping bring The Dark Tower to life on the small screen.
Ron Howard is set to direct the series, and Javier Bardem is attached to star in the film. The plan is to start everything off with a feature film, from there they will create a bridge to the second feature with a full season of TV episodes! We will then see the second film hit the big screen, and after the sequel is released we will see another season of The Dark Tower on TV. This season will focus on Deschain as a young gunslinger. The storylines will be taken from the prequel comic book series that King was heavily involved with. Then we will get the third and final film which will pick up with a mature Deshain as he completes his journey.