Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are in talks to bring King’s “Dark Tower” book series to either film or television.
Abrams’ Bad Robot shingle has a first-look deal at Paramount for film projects and a deal with Warner Bros. Television for TV projects.
Determining which format is tricky. King’s seven-book series – which blends fantasy, sci-fi, horror and Western genres – seems tailor made for multi-episodic television.
Yet the cost of the ambitious undertaking may relegate it to more cinematic means. It is unclear whether Abrams would solely produce or potentially direct.