Since King’s announcement that he’d sold The Dark Tower film rights to J.J. Abram’s for $19, we’ve all been keeping our ears peeled for any news on when filming would begin.
We all heard how Abram and Lindelof we’re excited at the prospect of making the movie and how before they can start work on it they needed to finish the final season of LOST.
So what’s been happening?
Well, in what seems to be a 180° U-turn, Damon Lindelof has announced that he will not be involved in the making of The Dark Tower!
USA Today ran an interview with Damon and the reply on the status of his involvement was;
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a huger fan of The Dark Tower than me, but that’s probably the reason that I shouldn’t be the one to adapt it. After working six years on Lost, the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time. I’m such a massive Stephen King fan that I’m terrified of screwing it up.
I’d do anything to see those movies written by someone else. My guess is they will get made because they’re so incredible. But not by me.
That’s a pretty definitive statement, “But not by me”.
So the movie is dead?
Perhaps we shouldn’t give up hope just yet.
Regardless of what all the other websites are saying, it was Damon and not Jeff who said “not by me”. So until we hear from Abrams directly and until he says “not by me” then there’s still a chance he will make the movies.
Whether these two guys are involved or not, Lindelof is right when he says, “…they will get made because they’re so incredible.”