‘The Dark Tower’ Adaptation Erodes

it was big news for us horror fans when J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield producer) revealed he was adapting Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” with “Lost” collaborator Damon Lindelof. While back in May they were all over the project, which is a series of seven books that incorporate themes from multiple genres, including fantasy fiction, science fantasy, horror and western elements, it now looks as if J.J. Abrams has moved on.You’ll be hard-pressed to find a huger fan of The Dark Tower than me, but that’s probably the reason that I shouldn’t be the one to adapt it,” Abrams tells USA Today. “After working six years on Lost, the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time. I’m such a massive Stephen King fan that I’m terrified of screwing it up.

He continues, “I’d do anything to see those movies written by someone else. My guess is they will get made because they’re so incredible. But not by me.

Source: USA Today