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Universal Considering Pulling Out Of The Dark Tower

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Uh-oh.

Stephen King's The Dark Tower hasn't even gone into production and it's already having some setbacks.

The studio behind the movie, Universal, is said to be having second thoughts on their plan on go forward on the film.

The movie was set to expand into a trilogy and two TV series, but it seems that the failure of some recent Universal films, such as Land of the Lost, Robin Hood, The Wolfman, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, have made the studio think twice before heading into such an epic and costly project.

If Universal does decide to pull out of the trilogy, then director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer will have to shop the movie around, which would definitely delay its May 17, 2013 release.

Maybe this will be a blessing in disguise? Universal may not be equipped to adapt the film in a way that will not disappoint fans.

Even though the movie will be huge and extremely costly to make, it seems that it will need to find a studio that will know how to market the film to the general public. We're not sure if Universal was the right choice.

Hmm, we don't know…

What do U think? Should Universal pass??

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2 comments to “Universal Considering Pulling Out Of The Dark Tower



  1. 1

    i read this series, and it was so good. i really hope they find a way to make the movies, but i think they need to hype the books first. get a huge following just like twilight or harry potter or lord of the rings.



  2. 2

    I think Universal should pass. They have announced Javier Bardem to play the role of Roland. While I think Bardem is a fabulous actor, he doesn't fit the character. Better to scrap it, wait a few years, and then cast Viggio.