The Dark Tower Might Become One Russell Crowe Movie...Or Several Movies And TV Episodes

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer‘s original plan for adapting Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series was to do it as a series of movies bridged by a few seasons of TV. It always struck me as ambitious to the point of arrogance, while also rich in potential and, actually, quite exciting. But I wasn’t surprised when both Universal and Warner Bros. turned them down.

Since then, they managed to lock a deal with MRC to produce a single film, with the possibility of more if it turns out to be a hit. That’s the way these things usually go, of course. In that deal, Russell Crowe has been attached to star as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain.

But according to Grazer, speaking to Deadline, there is another option. A new plan that’s much the same as the original plan.

Grazer says that a “Silicon Valley investor” is interested in funding The Dark Tower as it was initially conceived, alternating movies and TV series until done.

So… why hasn’t he jumped at this deal? Why are Grazer and Howard considering the MRC package, still?

Well, I guess they’ve started to feel a little sceptical themselves. Or scared of hard work…

Or wedded to Russell Crowe?

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