The Dark Tower gets dumped by Universal, will it be saved by another studio?
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
THE DARK TOWER project, which was to be directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman, has just been dropped by Universal Studios. Written by Stephen King, the series was to be a multi-platform project that spanned three films, two television seasons, video games and graphic novels. Apparently this was all too much for Universal to handle so they pulled the plug on the entire project (very similar to what they did to Guillermo Del Toro’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS). There is a possibility that Howard and Goldsman could take this to another studio, but it’s really too early to say. Plus, would the main star Javier Bardem still be available when they picked it up off the ground?
So what is in store for Universal since they have dropped this series? Instead of focusing on this massive project that could easily span a decade, they will move forward with other big-budget films they think will bring in some easy money, films like: BATTLESHIP, OUIJA, STRETCH ARMSTRONG and 47 RONIN. That should work well for them, right?