Universal Pictures and NBC Universal have announced Stephen King’s The Dark Tower movie and TV adaptation.
The Dark Tower will get a movie trilogy and following TV series. Wow, this can be a next Lord of the Rings :).
Akiva Goldsman (I am the Legend) will write the plot and Ron Howard (The Davinci Code) will be director of the first movie and the first season.
The Dark Tower can be a really brilliant horror / fantasy / action event.
The Dark Tower release date: 2012
The Dark Tower is a book series written by Stephen King. Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld”, his world’s analogue of King Arthur. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. Many of the magical aspects have vanished from Mid-World, but traces remain as do relics from a technologically advanced society. Roland’s quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland’s world is said to have “moved on”, and it appears to be coming apart at the seams. Mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Even the sun sometimes rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland’s motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.
List of The Dark Tower books:
The Gunslinger (1982)
The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Waste Lands (1991)
Wizard and Glass (1997)
Wolves of the Calla (2003)
Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower (2004)