Big-budget King given green light
The trades are buzzing with debate about whether John Carter counts as a massive flop. (The US figures were poor, but some overseas territories delivered.) It, thus, seems like an odd time to announce that another longgestated fantasy adaptation is finally about to roll.
Reports suggest that Ron Howard is to direct a bigscreen take on Stephen King’s sprawling novel sequence The Dark Tower. Javier Bardem will star as gunslinger Roland Deschain and Akiva Goldsman, who wrote A Beautiful Mind, is set to pen the script. Warner Bros will provide the big bucks.