Lindelof On Dark Tower Status

“Lost” executive producer Damon Lindelof picked up the rights to Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series last year. Now, AMC TV has chatted with him about how it’s coming along.

The bad news is that we have to wait until “Lost” is finished before he can work on it, however the plan is to adapt the seven books into a seven film series.

“The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable” says Lindelof.

He adds that “There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”