King & Abrams Head To The Dark Tower

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.