This will be an “intrepid” project.
Fresh off their move from Netflix to Amazon Prime Video, genre filmmakers Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy and their Intrepid Pictures have started work on a screen adaptation of the classic Stephen King tome The Dark Tower, according to a report on Deadline.
Flanagan said he sees the project evolving into a five-season TV series, as well as two standalone features. It is not known at this early stage if the series will air on Prime Video.
Flanagan–who already has directed two other King adaptations (2017’s Gerald’s Game and 2019’s Doctor Sleep)–added he has written a pilot script for the upcoming The Dark Tower series, in addition to season outlines.
The Dark Tower was brought to the big screen in the 2017 Sony/MRC/Imagine feature–starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey–and was adapted by screenwriter Glen Mazzara for an Amazon/MRC pilot, which didn’t go forward.
The Dark Tower–described by King as his magnum opus–is a series of eight novels, one short story and a children’s book that incorporate horror, dark fantasy and Western genres. It deals with a “gunslinger” and his quest toward the tower–the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical.
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