Another snag in the road to a film adaptation of Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower saga. Just months after Universal abandoned the project due to fiduciary concerns, Warner Bros. also passed on the project. With a script by Akiva Goldsman, directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer, it seems like an easy sell, especially to a studio that just wrapped two of its most profitable franchises (Harry Potter and The Dark Knight). Well, maybe not that easy. The eight novels that make up the series were planned to be split into three feature films and two television mini-series.
There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, as Deadline.com reports that independent studio Media Rights Capital is in serious talks to bankroll the whole shebang.