Warner Bros. has decided not to move forward with the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” book series.
The plan was for Ron Howard to direct and Brian Grazer to produce. Three films and two limited run TV series were discussed.
Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman recently delivered his latest draft for the film’s first installment and Russell Crowe had shown interest in playing the lead if Warners gave the film a greenlight.
The series revolves around gunslinger Roland Deschain who roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Imagine is still able to take the project back out to other studios, but this latest news is a blow to the film’s future.