Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series in production

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UPDATE: Producer Akiva Goldsman has stated that the show is not currently back on, but that everyone involved has taken a “vow of silence”. Read about it here..

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Fans of Stephen King’s award winning The Dark Tower series will be happy to hear that the franchise will be made into a several part TV series for Netflix! The science fiction book series has die-hard fans all over the world eager to see what comes next..

“Inspired in equal parts by Robert Browning’s poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western classics, The Dark Tower series is an epic of Arthurian proportions. It is Stephen King’s magnum opus, and is the center of his amazing creative universe.” – stephenking.com

The Gunslinger might be played by Liam Neeson.

The first book, The Gunslinger has just gone into pre-production, with Liam Neeson set to play the lead role. The Taken and The Grey star might be working with Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who is currently in talks.

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is going to be made into a TV series for Netflix Movie.

The first episode will be directed by Ron Howard, and produced in part by Warner Bros. The Gunslinger is currently set to film around the Los Angeles area, with a tentative shooting date of mid 2014. With such an interesting cast, and an action packed well written novel, we’re excited to see what comes of this news. Hold on to your gun belts!

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  • Evan Fowler

    I truly cannot imagine what Neeson’s southern accent will sound like. This is great news, though. This is a better plan. The whole movie and tv show thing really didn’t make sense to me. It’s just gotta be a long series. Hopefully they’ll do it like Game of Thrones. So excited.

    • MNLoonaTick

      Roland was never described as having a southern accent. Unless you mean a southern British accent. (Yes, there is such a thing.)

  • Merost

    There is zero evidence for this. Are you making this shit up?

    • actionacademy

      @Merost:disqus – we have a reputable source that has informed us they are starting to staff and sign contracts on their different departments for the actual production to happen later this year. I apologize about not being able to reveal our source.

  • MNLoonaTick

    Mind you, this article says it’s in PRE-production, with a TENTATIVE release date of late 2014, which probably means mid-2015.