Universal Drops The Dark Tower

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In a shocking story from Deadline, the trade says that Universal has dropped the multi-layered adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Dark Tower

The series was first announced last fall as a big-screen trilogy and television series tie-in.

The Dark Tower novel

Ron Howard was attached to direct the first film in the series about the Gunslinger Roland Deschain, with Javier Bardem apparently landing the lead, after a highly publicized search.

Apparently the show could still go on though, the trade suggests that Warner Bros. might pick up the epic series and continue to develop it.

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