March 13, 2012
Warner Bros would take over filming of Stephen King's sci-fi western series, The Dark Tower after Universal Pictures turned it down. The first part of this incredible, 8-book series was published in 1982, while the last (so far) this February. Warner would keep the originally chosen director (Ron Howard) and lead actor (Javier Bardem), and would start filming the three feature films and two limited-run TV series in 2013. The protagonist of the over 4000-pages long novel series is Roland Deschain, whose quest is to find in a post-apocalyptic world the nexus of all universes, the Dark Tower.