A film based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved children’s story Graveyard Book was supposed to be released this year, but some behind-the-scenes shake-ups left the project in development hell.
Though he might never, ever get around to making that on-again, off-again adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, it looks like Ron Howard's got a few other genre movie tricks up his sleeve.
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.
The Dark Tower ... has gone dark. Really dark. Warner Bros. has decided to pass on the film and TV adaptation of Stephen King's novel. They put up a good fight, but they're officially pulling the plug.
That mega-ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower saga keeps showing new signs of life. After months of wondering if we would ever see it happen at all, it seems Warner Bros. might finally be preparing to pull the trigger on the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer project, but they're eyeing a new leading man.
Back in March, we heard that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's massive adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower may have found a new home at Warner Bros. after Universal sent it packing. Then we heard ... nothing. Now, Howard's taken to Twitter to assure us that the project is not at all dead.
It's been kind of quiet on the Dark Tower scene in recent months, leading to speculation that the mammoth project had fallen into development hell. But now there are signs that Roland the last gunslinger might be coming to a theatre near you after all.
There have been encouraging signs of life for Ron Howard's epic adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower lately, including the news that HBO has signed on for the TV end of the project. But don't get too excited. Even though things are looking up for The Dark Tower, Howard says it could take years for anything to get done.
Yesterday we heard that Ron Howard's massive adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower could be saved by budget cuts, at least on the film side. Now the TV side looks to be shaping up, too. According to producer Brian Grazer, the project now has a network home at HBO.
It's all over, folks: Universal Studios has canceled its ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower over budgetary issues.