Warner Bros. Pictures will not green light The Dark Tower based on Stephen King's work, which Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard was set to direct.
Variety reports that the book series was which could have gone to film and TV and was dropped by Universal, has now suffered the same treatment from Warners. The studio had no comment.
The book series tells of gunslinger Roland Deschain, roaming the Old West in hopes of finding the Dark Tower and preserving his perishing world.
Akiva Goldsman scripts, with Russell Crowe showing interest to star if the film had been given the go ahead.
I can certainly understand the risk factor involved in developing this into three films, and a TV series, which HBO would most-likely handle.
It's an intriguing project that could spawn via another studio. Who knows?