Roland Lives: Grazer and Howard still working on The Dark Tower

Stephen King's The Dark Tower is a sprawling and ambitious work, so it was no surprise that plans for its adaptation were also sprawling and ambitious, encompassing three movies and a TV series. Universal seemingly killed the project when it backed out in mid-July, but now word has come down that producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard haven't given up on the gunslinger Roland.

Page Six is reporting that Howard is now seeking outside financing to realize the project and hopes to distribute it through a major studio. This according to Grazer, who also stated that the TV version of the story is also still planned, through either other networks or, most interestingly, Netflix.

But don't polish up your six-shooters yet: Grazer also stated that none of this will get underway until next year, after Howard finishes his Formula One racing movie Rush. And, yes, Javier Bardem is still attached to star as Roland ... but who knows what wrinkles may arise in an actor's schedule in a year's time?

Will The Dark Tower ever see the light of day? Should it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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