Ron Howard To Direct Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' Film Trilogy And TV Series

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  1. gilaet

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    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/09/08/dark-tower-stephen-king-ron-howard/

    Major "Dark Tower" news - after months of rumors, deliberation, negotiation, etc. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television have made a deal to adapt Stephen King's beloved sci-fi/fantasy behemoth "The Dark Tower" into both a feature film trilogy and a network TV series.

    Ron Howard will direct the initial movie and season one of the TV series. Both will be written by Akiva Goldsman, who will also produce with King and Howard's Imagine Entertainment production partner Brian Grazer.

    Howard told Deadline that their ambitious undertaking was inspired by Peter Jackson's history-making approach to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy:

    “What Peter did was a feat, cinematic history,†Howard said. “The approach we’re taking also stands on its own, but it’s driven by the material. I love both, and like what’s going on in TV. With this story, if you dedicated to one medium or another, there’s the horrible risk of cheating material. The scope and scale call for a big screen budget. But if you committed only to films, you’d deny the audience the intimacy and nuance of some of these characters and a lot of cool twists and turns that make for jaw-dropping, compelling television. We’ve put some real time and deep thought into this, and a lot of conversations and analysis from a business standpoint, to get people to believe in this and take this leap with us. I hope audiences respond to it in a way that compels us to keep going after the first year or two of work. Itââ¬â„¢s fresh territory for me, as a filmmaker.â€Â
     
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    Damn nice to hear. The movie God's are unkind to Stephen. Please don't fail a brutha now.
     
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    Stephen King sucks now. He recently wrote a book about alien children who put a clear dome over a town in Conn. The people in the dome start to run out of resources. And the air in the dome starts to get polluted. He equates it to what he thinks is going on here on Earth. I'm sick of being preached to on how terrible the human race is. Especially by people living in a 12,000 square foot home who commute by helicopter. (Al Gore)
     
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    I'm a sucker for The Dark Tower universe.
     
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    I went to school at the Biosphere back in 1996. WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE...other than encountering some of you people.