Friday, August 3, 2012
Warner Bros. Is On the Verge of Green Lighting THE DARK TOWER
It appears that the fans of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series might not have to wait much longer for their beloved tale of a Last Gunslinger's race to save civilization to finally see the light of day (Yay!).
The first installment script of the series is said to be turned in by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Fringe) shortly and in two weeks Warner Bros. will hopefully green light the project that will span three films and two limited-run television series [Deadline].
However, it hasn't been formalized yet so if your asshole just puckered at the thought of the Cinderella Man embodying The Last Gunslinger, relax, while Warner Bros. is looking at him in conjunction with the project, nothing is a done deal.
And if it is to be so, well, maybe he will be excellent as Deschain.
Let's just be happy that a tale this expansive is being given this kind of treatment at all and think happy thoughts shall we?
After-all, if a Hollywood corporation like Warner Bros. is actually thinking about investing in an original project that is going to cost a lot of money and time (rather than re-making a movie from the 80s) then maybe there's hope for the world.
We'll know in a couple of weeks.