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    Canned by Universal:

    deadline.com/2011/07/universal-wont-scale-stephen-kings-the-dark-tower-studio-declines-to-make-ambitious-trilogy-and-tv-series/

    The moment has come for Universal Pictures to fish or cut bait on The Dark Tower, the ultra-ambitious adaptation of the Stephen King 7-novel series that was going to encompass a trilogy of feature films and two limited run TV series. The studio has said, No Thanks. Universal has passed on going forward with the project, dealing a huge blow in the plan for Ron Howard to direct Akiva Goldsman's script, with Brian Grazer, Goldsman and the author producing and Javier Bardem starring as gunslinger Roland Deschain. Now, the filmmakers will have to find a new backer of what might well be the most ambitious movie project since Bob Shaye allowed Peter Jackson to shoot three installments of The Lord of the Rings back to back.

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    Russell Crowe? - http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Futur...tar-32283.html

    Warner Brothers is close to getting a new draft of the screenplay for the first movie from Akiva Goldsman, and within in the next two weeks the studio will either decide to move forward with the project or drop it completely. But what spices up the news a bit is the fact that there's been a significant change when it comes to casting Roland. Apparently Bardem is no longer in the running for the part, and Howard and producer Brian Grazer have already begun talking about Russell Crowe as a replacement. While no paperwork has been signed, as Warners brass meets about the project they will be considering it with the idea that Crowe will star. The plan is still to make the franchise as a trilogy and two television series.
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    Seems it's off again - http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Warne...ies-32575.html

    As of a couple of weeks ago, it was looking like the fate of the feature adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series would be determined at some point this month. And sure enough, the verdict from Warner Bros. is in, and it's not good. Word is, the studio has decided to pass on the project.
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    More rumours of Matthew McConaughey... and a combined film and TV series... All coming 2017

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73745
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    Interesting choice. It would change some of the dynamics of the story. . . . But a lot of that stuff doesn't make it to the movies from the books anyways.
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    TV series filming next year - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/76297

    The now-greenlit “Dark Tower” prequel/sequel series, based on Stephen King’s prequel/sequel novel “The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass,” will constitute between 10 and 13 hours. It will begin shooting next year and likely premiere in 2018, around the time next February’s “Dark Tower” movie first finds its way to cable or streaming.

    “Wizard and Glass” is set partially in the post-influenza-apocalypse 1980s alternate universe depicted in King’s 1978 novel “The Stand.” “True Detective” star Matthew McConaughey reprising his “Dark Tower” role for the TV project is described as “a possibility.” McConaughey’s character looms large in “Wizard and Glass,” but that character is also famous for shapeshifting.
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    TV series now out in July (instead of February) - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/76659
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BquA78fFhus

    https://youtu.be/BquA78fFhus

    I haven't read the novels, only knowing bits and pieces of the basic plot, but it looks....Okay...I guess. I thought it was conceived as more of a horror and spaghetti western hybrid, which this seems to be missing a bit. Two great actors though, so hopefully it'll turn out entertaining....
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    Hmmm... Fingers crossed!

    But it looks more like a TV series than a film?
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    Saw the trailer when I went to see 'Dunkirk' last week.

    It looked rubbish.
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