J.J. Abrams to take on Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' film
Abrams has Star Trek XI, Cloverfield, and another four rumored projects in the works, so when he’ll find time for this is beyond me.
“I know J.J. Abrams’ work and Damon Lindelof, who is his collaborator on Lost. Damon is just a total comic-book freak, and he loves the Dark Tower books. I trust those guys, and they have a lot on the ball. When they said they wanted to talk about doing this, I said, ‘You know what? Why don’t you buy the option on this and see what you can come up with.’ They asked, ‘How much do you want for an option?’ I said, ‘$19.’ (A key amount that comes up frequently in the books) And that’s what they paid me, and that’s where it is.”
There are a lot of King influences on Abrams’ Lost. I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with this property…whenever that may be.