In a world exclusive over at IGN.com, an announcement was made that King is going to allow his multi volume epic tale, The Dark Tower, to be adapted to the screen, by none other than Lost co-creators, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof.
The Dark Tower series consists of seven separate books; The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard’s Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. The tale follows the adventures of the gunslinger, Roland Deschain of Gilead on his quest for the Dark Tower.
the man in black fled across the desert…and the gunslinger followed.
We don’t know yet if they will be adapted for the big screen or as a TV mini-series. If they are made for the big screen, it will likely be done so as a trilogy, much in the vain of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
During the launching of the Marvel Comics release of the The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born comic series at the New York Comic-Con on February 24th, King confirmed the news during a panel discussion saying, “I said no to everybody until recently, because I didn’t think much of the chances of it being a good movie.”
Stephen King is a huge fan of the Lost series, so when the creators approached him about adapting his Dark Tower series, King offered them an option to buy the rights – for just $19!