We still don’t know who Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer will chose to lead the cast of their large-scale and very ambitious adaptation of Stephen King‘s equally large-scale and very ambitious novel series The Dark Tower. Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen have been said to top the wishlist, but now they may have company: Christian Bale is reportedly now a contender. Read More »
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Ron Howard appeared on Thursday morning’s Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio to promote his upcoming comedy The Dilemma. And during the appearance, Howard revealed a few tidbits about his big screen and small screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower.
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In the past week, as Ron Howard starts to promote The Dilemma, I’ve seen a couple threadbare sets of quotes in which the filmmaker talks about his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King‘s sprawling fantasy/horror/’unified field theory of genre’ series The Dark Tower. I say ‘threadbare’ because he hasn’t opened up at all about how he, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman actually plan to put the books on screen.
But now Ron Howard has opened up a little more — but only a little. Read More »
So Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman are moving forward with their ambitious plan to make several films and a TV series in order to adapt Stephen King‘s series of Dark Tower novels. It could be some months before we get any really substantial news on the project with respect to casting and so forth. In the meantime, King is talking in general terms about the adaptation. Read More »
A movie version of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series has been in the works for a few years now, and for most of that time, it was expected that J.J. Abrams would be directing. Those plans fell through though, and the rights to the project were handed off to Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman.
It’s been months since we’ve heard anything about the proposed multi-platform experiment, which would interweave a trilogy of feature films and a network TV series, but now they’ve finally closed the deal. Universal and NBC landed the features and TV show, respectively, and the studios will be working closely together alongside Howard, Grazer and Goldsman to bring the filmmakers’ vision to both the big and small screen.
Read what the trio had to say about their unprecedented, risky undertaking after the break. Read More »
A remake of Logan’s Run or, more properly, a new adaptation of William F. Noland and George Clayton Johnson‘s novel, has been in the works for a long time. Warner Bros. and Joel Silver are now moving ahead with a 3D take on the story, to be directed by Ridley Scott protege Carl Erik Rinsch.
Now WB and Silver are primed to hire a screenwriter: Alex Garland, who previously scripted 28 Days Later and Sunshine, among other films. Read More »
Feels like Akiva Goldsman‘s name has been all over the place recently. In addition to his many completed producer credits of late (Fringe, Jonah Hex, Fair Game) he’s producing the Paranormal Activity sequel and was once erroneously thought to be a directorial contender. He’s producing the Toxic Avenger remake. He’s writing and producing the Dark Tower adaptation, though that will likely not materialize for quite some time. And he has been looking for a film to act as his directorial debut.
There was a point where Goldsman was trying to make a film version of Mark Helprin’s novel Winter’s Tale. And while that may still happen, the news now is that his first feature as director will be called Man and Wife. Read More »
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Stephen King fans were very optimistic over the last couple of years as J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot held the option on King’s expansive, ambitious series The Dark Tower. Easy to see why — King’s labyrinthine, multi-layered storyline seems like perfect raw material for the guys behind Lost. But that wasn’t to be, as Abrams, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof decided they couldn’t do the story justice, and gave the option back to King.
Now there are new players: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are reportedly taking the rights to The Dark Tower, and their plans are just as ambitious as the books. Read More »