And the The Dark Tower saga continues. Back in November Ron Howard managed our expectations a bit by saying, “These kinds of projects often take years to come together in the right ways. But I am in love with the material, and the minute it can come together in the right way, I am fully committed to it.”
That may be happening. Per Deadline, “I hear that Warner Bros is now very close to a deal that will give Ron Howard the chance to direct at least the first feature, potentially with Javier Bardem starring as gunslinger Roland Deschain. And Akiva Goldsman (who wrote the script) is producing with Brian Grazer and the author. Basically they bought Goldsman’s script and are paying him to do a polish. Howard remains attached to direct, likely in first quarter 2013. Pic is a co-production between Goldsman’s Weed Road and Howard and Grazer’s Imagine. Bardem’s participation would depend upon his availability, but he was firmly attached when the project was at Universal.”
In short, if you’re a fan of Roland Deschain this could be very good news. READ MORE
The world of Stephen King’s ‘THE DARK TOWER’ only continues to be more expansive and grow by the day. With a new film/television series FINALLY in the works, as well as an all new original novel recently announced by the author, it would seem that now is as good a time as any to be a fan of Roland and his Ka’tet. Today publisher Marvel Comics released new details on their newest “DARK TOWER” story-line entitled “THE BATTLE OF TULL”, and below you can check out the cover art and synopsis.
WRITTEN BY: Peter David
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Michael Lark.
“In a saloon in the town of Tull, the last gunslinger is approached by a bizarre figure that has a message for him. The message is terrifying. What’s worse, it is delivered by a dead man named Nort whose corpse was animated to serve this very purpose. And that is only the beginning of the horrors awaiting the gunslinger in this strange place deep within Mid-World. We continue Roland Deschain’s quest for the Man in Black that has become his obsession. Featuring the artistic talents of Michael Lark, whose fine pencils have graced the pages of Daredevil and Spider-Man.”
“THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER – THE BATTLE OF TULL” Issue #1 Drops This June From Marvel Comics! (MSRP-$3.99) READ MORE