was originally signed up to direct a series of three movies and two television series for Universal but they eventually pulled out due to the increasing budget. However, it has now been claimed by Deadline
, that Warner Bros.
are willing to get involved in at least one movie.
It has also been claimed that Javier Bardem is in line to play the role of the gunslinger character Roland Deschain, with screenplay writer Akiva Goldsman set to produce the movie along with Brian Grazer and Stephen King himself.
Warner Bros. have snapped up the script by Akiva Goldsman but have insisted that he must give it another going over to smooth out any issues. It is believed that The Dark Tower will begin production in early 2013, with the likelihood of it being released in 2014. Watch this space!