Stephen King's Dark Tower Coming To Movies (And TV?)

After a lot of on-again, off-again, it looks like we will indeed get a motion picture version of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The books follow a mystical gunslinger in a collection of stories that have a bit of everything: fantasy, horror, etc. The news is that the stories will come in the form of a series of movies and a TV show (not sure how that would work, but I bet smarter people than I are working on it).
Deadline reports that a script co-written by Akiva Goldsmen and Jeff Pinker is in play, based on the first book in the series of novels, The Gunslinger. Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Glazer will help produce, along with Goldsmen’s Weed Road production company, and it is expected that, as per usual, Mr. King himself will play a part in producing the series as well.
Top actors in the mix to play the lead role so far include Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe, but no casting has been settled as of yet, nor has the team chosen a director for what could spawn a marathon run of titles should the series gain traction with audiences.

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