Once again we have bad news on the production of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower‘ as it isn’t as set in stone as we’ve been thinking. The pre-production itself has had a nightmare to get to its current point with Nikolaj Arcel set to direct and while casting has appeared to be moving forward, once more we’ve got reason to worry. This isn’t a case of losing a director or actor but another instance of a studio not pushing forward on the film. In a recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit, producer Ron Howard said that while things are going well there is one key takeaway which could be reason for concern.
Here’s the exact quote:
“Stephen King is very excited about the script, I’ll say that, and Nikolaj Arcel our director is doing great work on that script and preparing. Do we have an absolute green light? Nope, not quite, but fingers crossed!”
King likes the script, Arcel is ready to go, but we don’t have a green light from the studio quite yet. With the rollercoaster ride we’ve had to endure to this point, that isn’t a good sign.
To date, we’ve seen the film go from Universal to limbo to Warner Brothers to limbo to finally landing in Sony‘s lap where it currently sits. Multiple writers, directors, and stars have been approached and been involved over these iterations which have all fallen through.
Things looked different this time with a director is lined up and Matthew McConaughey (‘Interstellar,’ ’True Detective’) having been offered one of the lead roles. Not only that, but it was scheduled to have a release date of January 2017 so shooting would have to begin soon in order to pull it off. Unless Howard is just out of the loop, it seems that the studio still hasn’t given the movie its blessing.
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Source: Cinema Blend