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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower finds new home at Sony Pictures

10 April 2015

Following 33 years of non starts, it has been reported that Stephen King's popular literary series The Dark Tower has been revived at Sony Pictures Entertainment with production company Media Rights Capital.

Iconic filmmaker Ron Howard was the last prominent director to have worked on the project, with the last studio Warner Bros. passing on the ambitious project, which will be developed into as a multi-platform television and film series that centres on the adventures of Roland Deschain, the sole surviving member of an ancient order of knights known as Gunslingers.

The literary series traces Roland's vast journey to find a mystical place known as the Dark Tower in order to save his planet from destruction.

The Wrap reports that Howard will remain onboard as a producer through Imagine Entertainment, although it remains to be seen if he will direct The Dark Tower as well.

Today, Tom Rothman who is the chairman of Sony Pictures, said "There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with The Dark Tower.

I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a great opportunity for a director to put his or her stamp on a cool global franchise."

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