After Sony and Media Rights Capital aquired the rights for Stephen King’s grand dystopian Sci-Fi-Western The Dark Tower it now looks as if the production is closing in on a director:
Nikolaj Arcel – the director of the critically acclaimed drama A Royal Affair and screenwriter of the Swedish (and superior) version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – is close to being named director of the ambitious project according to Deadline. The plan is still to combine a movie adaption with a television series produces by Media Rights Capital. Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins (along with Stephen King) are producing… there is no word on the new script as of now.
I have had too many reports about this project (which is one of my favorite stories) to get too hyped but I remain cautiously optimistic!