Last month we reported that Universal Pictures pulled the plug on The Dark Tower, the massive adaptation of Stephen King's novel series which would span three movies and two TV seasons. Despite this setback, producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard are not giving up on the project.
Brian Grazer recently stated that they are, "trying to get outside financing to make it, and distribute it through a major [studio]." When the project was set up at Universal, the studio was fully financing and distributing both the movie trilogy and the TV series. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard still plan on moving forward with the TV series, although they are considering going through alternative means, perhaps even through Netflix.
Javier Bardem is still attached to portray the nomadic gunslinger Roland Deschain, but the project will have to be put on hold until at least next summer, even if they can find financing. Here's what Brian Grazer said about the production delay, which is also due to Ron Howard's new movie Rush.
"Ron is now going to be working on the Formula One racing movie Rush about Niki Lauda, so the soonest we could do it would be June next year."