The Playlist spoke to Brian Grazer during the “Tower Heist” press rounds and the prolific producer, informed the site that The Dark Tower film budget has been cut back in an effort to greenlight the picture.
“We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending,” Grazer said, suggesting a heavily re-worked approach. “In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.”
Update: Brian Grazer shared with MTV today that HBO will air the Dark Tower television portion of the project which is slated to be split between theatrical films and TV episodes.