Weed Road and Imagine Entertainment are looking into film rights to Stephen King’s seven-book fantasy series “The Dark Tower” reports The Examiner.
The story is set in alternate world that resembles the Old West but with magical elements, and focuses on the last member of an ancient order of “gunslingers” and his quest toward a tower that’s a nexus to various universes.
The plan is to essentially use the same team that adapted Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons” – Akiva Goldsman writing, Brian Grazer producing and Ron Howard directing. At present both a film trilogy and a TV series are being developed out of the property.
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot was previously developing the property but handed back the rights to King.