It seemed that Sony would wait for at least the first results of the box office before continuing to build a multi-platform universe based on the Dark Tower cycle. However, the major decided not to postpone the planned series on the back burner and chose a showrunner for the project - it will be Glen Mazzara . This is reported by the information portal The Hollywood Reporter .|
Mazzara 's track record includes the popular police detective The Shield and the zombie drama The Walking Dead, which Mazzara became showrunner for in the second season. In total, he oversaw about a quarter of all episodes of the series AMC that were released. However, the last creation of the producer was not successful - the television sequel "Omena" was canceled after the first season. At the same time, the future plans of Mazzara include, in addition to "The Dark Tower" , another ambitious project - the adaptation of "Sin City" for TV.
“I have been a fan of Stephen King's work for several decades and it is an honor to adapt The Dark Tower for small screens. A series format is required to reproduce the events of Arrow , Wizard and Crystal , Winds Through the Keyhole and other books to fully uncover the tangled story of Roland - how he became a Shooter , how Walter became The Man in Black what turned out to be for Discayne their confrontation. It's like I got a treasure chest. And yes, we will have confused eared ears! ”, - admitted Mazzara .
So far, Sony 's desire to step up work on a series based on The Dark Tower seems strange, since the full-length film with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey does not boast good reviews. Most critics agreed that Nicholas Arsel had a too simplistic, soulless and cheap version ofmagnum opus King . However, some admit that if you consider the picture as a preface to the planned series, then it is not so bad.
By the way, it is Arcel and his fellow screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen who are engaged in the text of the television "The Dark Tower" . The series is expected to receive an order for a full season of 10-13 episodes, which will be filmed next year. Idris Elba , Tom Taylor and Dennis Heisbert should return to their roles in the show.
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