J.J. ABRAMS NEXT PROJECT: THE DARK TOWER
Posted: Sat, May 2 2009 - 11:43 AM
I've reported on this site before that director J.J. Abrams had acquired the film rights to Stephen King's Dark Tower series -- although, of late, he's been a bit preoccupied with a little film called Star Trek. While riding the advertising juggernaut of his new Trek film, Abrams was asked by IGN about any news on The Dark Tower front. Check out this short video for the answer.
While J.J. has never confirmed that he would direct any of King's gargantuan 7-part series (which reads like an epic cross between The Lord of the Rings and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), I can't see him only producing this thing. Originally, he was only going to produce Star Trek, but fell so in love with the project, he had to direct it as well. J.J. has spoken openly about what a huge Stephen King fan he is -- even going so far as to admit that his TV series Lost was influenced heavily by King's The Stand. That Abrams might go back and forth between directing Star Trek and Dark Tower projects over the next few years is pretty damn cool. How do I get a job with this guy?
Category: Stephen King