Exciting news for Stephen King fans

For those of you out there who have never read Stephen King’s epic fantasy series ‘The Dark Tower’, I highly recommend that you pick it up.

The saga (and this a very, very loose synopsis) follows the journey of Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knight-esque group (they are supposedly descendants of King Arthur) known as gunslingers. Roland is attempting to make his way to “The Dark Tower” supposedly the center point of time itself. His reasons (and his past) are gradually revealed throughout the saga.

There has long been speculation about the future of the series as a film, or as a possible TV show, now it seems, we may get both.

Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are the latest to take over the reigns of the saga, and whilst they may not seem like the perfect fit for the series, the plan they have unveiled will no doubt leave many a fan salivating.

The trio intend to turn the saga into a three feature films, with two television seasons linking them together. Howard is at this stage set to direct the first film, which will be followed by a television season, which will then lead into the second film, which will again be followed by a television season which will finally lead into the final chapter of the tale.

As far as I am aware, there is no precedent for a production of this scale, so the mere fact that they have managed to convince Universal commit to such a massive project is incredible.

I am very eager to see where this goes, it is a project that I intend to keep a very close watch on.

What do you think of the idea? Who would you like to see step in to the boots of Roland Deschain?