After years of The Dark Tower being passed from pillar to post through various studios and filmmakers, but never getting close to being made, it finally seemed ambitious plans were coming together at Universal, with Ron Howard directing three movies, which would have bridging TV series. However then the studio looked at the costs, wouldn’t commit to more than a single film, and so the whole thing fell apart last July.
Since then Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer have been looking for a new home, and it seems they may have found one in Warner Bros, according to Variety. Howard has already agreed to slightly split the project up, with HBO handling the TV part, and now Warner hopefully coming on board for the film. As both Warner and HBO are part of the same company, it makes sense for them to work together on this.
JavierBardem has long been attached to star in The Dark Tower as Roland Deschain, a nomadic gunslinger who discovers he is humanity’s last hope, as he goes out in search of The Dark Tower. With all the uncertainty, Javier Bardem is only loosely attached to the role now, and his participation hinges on his schedule. If a deal is made with Warner Bros., it is believed that production may start in early 2013.