An adaptation that intimidates him
Damon Lindelof, executive producer of Lost, is currently overseeing the relaunch of Star Trek. He’s also nurturing the right to adapt Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
“The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson,” Lindelof tells AMC‘s Sci-Fi Scanner. “Except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable. There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”