Dark Tower: Filming The “Unfilmable”
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has just been released as a film and the studios are already working on the television series to go along with the movie and book. Before, the series has been considered “unfilmable.”
The reviews for the new film are mixed, but the TV series continues to move forward and former Walking Dead showrunner, Glenn Mazzara, has been announced to bring the TV version of King’s classic story to life.
The show will likely follow Roland’s story, who is the “Gunslinger.” This is Idris Elba’s character in the new film for those that have seen the trailer.
Mazzara Talks Gunslinger, Wizard…
“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades, and the opportunity adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor,” said Mazzara. “The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole are other tales that need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age,” he concluded.
“How he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah, we’ll have billy-bumblers!”
Sony Set To Back The Series
Den of Geek writes:
“MRC and Sony Pictures, who are behind the film, are set to finance a 10-13 episode first season of the show, which is slated to begin shooting at some point this year. It’s unclear whether any of the actors involved in the movie will appear in the series.”
“Akiva Goldsman will executive produce with Gregory Lessans, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The movie’s director Nikolaj Arcel writer Anders Thomas Jensen are off the project, and Mazzara will now take over as head writer.”
Have you bought your tickets for the film adaptation yet?