“The Dark Tower” has collapsed. Universal Pictures ambitious film trilogy and TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy western epic is no longer says Heat Vision.
The writing was on the wall back in May when the project threatened to be scrapped over budgetary issues. Imagine Entertainment and the three key principals involved in the project – Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman – regrouped to bring the project down to a lower price point and to shoot at a later date.
A decision had to be made by Friday July 15th whether the studio would commit to the movies or not. Now its been confirmed they simply couldn’t make the financials work and would only commit to the first film – thus the project is dead until another backer is found, and that is likely a long way off if at all.
Howard himself has moved on and is prepping the Formula 1 racing feature “Rush” with Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl.