Imagine Entertainment’s Updates on Tale of the Body Thief, The Dark Tower…

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment is looking to tackle two adaptations based on the works of Stephen King and Anne Rice.  If you’re a regular Shock reader, you know Imagine has been intending to do The Dark Tower for a long time, however, it has been rejected by two studios due to costs.

Initially, the game plan was to create a film and concurrent television series.  Then that ambitious endeavor was scaled back to a single film with Russell Crowe attached to star.  Deadline reports, though, that Grazer “has just been approached by a Silicon Valley investor willing to finance Dark Tower as originally constructed, now it

Warner Bros. Backing The Stand and Now The Dark Tower, Too?

Warner Bros. – the studio that is already developing a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand with director Ben Affleck – might finally bring The Dark Tower to fruition.  

That’s according to a report from Deadline who says the studio is coming close to striking up a deal with Ron Howard.

If you recall, Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer were developing the long-mooted adaptation of King’s epic series over at Universal before that studio passed over budget costs.