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Warner Bros resurrecting The Dark Tower

Warner Bros might come to the rescue of Ron Howard‘s seemingly doomed adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Dark Tower, Deadline reports. Universal Pictures balked at Howard’s plan to produce three movies and two limited-run TV series’ based on the source material, and passed on the project last year. According to Deadline, Warner Bros is now […]

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Universal head admits Cowboys and Aliens, The Wolfman and Land of the Lost “stunk”

Honesty! Don’t you love it? Universal chief Ron Meyer spoke about his studio’s recent misfires at the Savannah Film Festival, with refreshingly foul-mouthed candour. Movieline captured his headline quotes, the most significant of which relate to his disappointment over studio flops The Wolfman, Cowboys and Aliens, and Land of the Lost. “We make a lot of sh**** movies. Every […]

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The Dark Tower being rebuilt (with a smaller budget); TV show headed to HBO

UPDATE: This post from 25/10/11 has been updated with news of the TV show headed to HBO. Earlier this year, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s ambitious vision for a film trilogy and two short-run TV series based on Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower books was nixed by Universal. Speaking to The Playlist, Grazer believes the […]

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Ron Howard moves from Dark Tower to murderous Mormons

It was only announced yesterday that Ron Howard‘s ambitious plans to adapt Stephen King’s seven-book series The Dark Tower had been nixed by Universal, yet the Oscar winning director already has another project in production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Howard and producer Brian Grazer are set to bring Jon Krakauer’s novel Under the Banner […]

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The Dark Tower crumbles underneath Ron Howard’s feet

The writing has been on the wall for some time, but Universal Pictures has officially bailed on Ron Howard‘s ambitious project The Dark Tower. According to Deadline, Universal balked at Howard’s plan to turn Stephen King’s epic seven-book series The Dark Tower into a trilogy of films and two limited run TV series. The script for […]

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