Well, that didn't take long. Less than a day after news broke that Warner Bros. had pulled the plug on the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series, a new report has surfaced saying you can't count the Gunslinger out just yet.
Deadline is reporting that Media Rights Capital (MRC) is in "serious talks" to step into The WB's place and fund the proposed trilogy of films and limited-run TV series. MRC recently scored a big hit with Seth MacFarlane's raunchy Ted, and they have buzzy sci-fi flick Elysium coming down the pike.
It's not too surprising to hear that MRC sees the potential in The Dark Tower, with Ron Howard attached to direct and Russell Crowe in talks to star in the massive fantasy western. It'd take a a huge investment to do it right, but the series is hugely popular—and most think the fans would come if the project ever actually happens.
The saga of bringing King's expansive Dark Tower to the big screen has ambled on for a while now, with Universal lined up to do it before Warner Bros. stepped in (and now out).
What do you think about all this will-they-won't-they? Do you want someone to just bite the bullet and make these movies?