King’s Dark Tower Adaptation Crumbles


J.J. Abrams explains why

So much for seeing Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” on the big screen. In an era where the imagination is limitless and we’re seeing just about everything turned into a film, J.J. Abrams and his Lost producing partner Damon Lindelof are backing away from the King series as if it was a case of Captain Tripps (sorry, throwing a completely different King reference in here).

Abrams has decided he’s too much of a fan to adapt the material and doesn’t want to screw it up. “The ‘Dark Tower’ thing is tricky. It’s such an important piece of writing. The truth is that Damon and I are not looking at that right now.” Furthermore, he says it’s a matter of time, too. He doesn’t want to spend several years working on a screen translation.

Good for him for realizing these things. “The Dark Tower” series took some puzzling turns, not to mention it would take commitment to crack an effective adaptation.

Like “The Talisman,” “The Dark Tower” will now sit easy in prose form until another filmmaker comes along…

Source: MTV