Back in March, we heard that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's massive adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower may have found a new home at Warner Bros. after Universal sent it packing. Then we heard ... nothing. Now, Howard's taken to Twitter to assure us that the project is not at all dead.
Howard's been busy shooting his Formula One racing flick Rush lately, not to mention preparing for another round of Arrested Development episodes, but apparently he's still got time for a little Dark Tower action. On Sunday, he tweeted:
Despite those rumors we heard two months back that Warner Bros. was interested in picking up the flick, as far as we know it hasn't happened. That would leave the project in a state of studio-less limbo until Howard can convince someone that it's worth picking up. A story meeting with a writer and producer doesn't mean a studio has been landed yet, but what it could mean is that Howard and company are working on whipping the story into better shape, budget-wise.
So what does this mean for the adaptation overall? Howard's original plan was for three movies with TV seasons linking them. Could the format be evolving? We don't know, but for the first time in a good while we're hearing some good news on the Dark Tower film front, and that's good enough for now.