Last year’s feature film adaptation of The Dark Tower may have been a big ole misfire, but that’s not stopping Amazon Studios from developing a TV series based on Stephen King’s epic saga. What’s the latest on all that? Speaking with Deadline, Amazon Studios’ head Jennifer Salke noted that “The Dark Tower” is still on the menu.
“Those are scripts that I haven’t gotten yet,” Salke told Deadline, speaking specifically about The Wheel of Time and The Dark Tower. “I’ll be seeing those, that material, in the coming weeks. None of those things are dead. They’re very much alive.”
At this time, we have no idea what form Amazon’s “The Dark Tower” will be taking, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it disregard last year’s film entirely and start fresh with King’s material. One could say that the movie was ill-advised from the start, what with King’s saga spanning 8 books and all, so we’re thinking a rebuilt-from-the-ground-up television series is a much better approach to this particular adaptation.
More on this developing project as we learn it.