More Rumors: Abrams To Direct Dark Tower Adaptation? [UPDATED: Rumor somewhat confirmed] February 13, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 1-18-08/Cloverfield,Abrams,Rumor , trackback
The ‘Abrams is going to direct another movie’ rumors keep flying. Now IGN is reporting that Abrams will direct an adaptation of the Stephen King series "The Dark Tower." IGN claim their sources indicate an announcement is forthcoming, but are not sure if the project is for TV or film. Dark Tower is a popular 7 book series that mixes elements of sci-fi, fantasy and westerns. IGN speculate that the Dark Tower project may related to the previously reported mysterious "Cloverfield" project. TrekMovie.com has recently confirmed that Abrams does have multiple projects in the works (including one called Cloverfield) and that he is still considering directing Trek XI. Sources close to the production indicate that Trek XI news should also be forthcoming. Hopefully soon all the various Abrams projects and his involvement will be clarified. Even if Abrams does not direct Trek XI, all indications are that he will still produce and that the project is still moving forward (but is yet to get the official ‘green light’).
UPDATE: Hollywood Repoter confirms talks between King and Abrams
Although there is no indication if Abrams will direct, the Hollywood Reporter is now confirming that Abrams is in talks with Stephen King to bring "The Dark Tower" to life. Still no details on if it will be for TV or film either, nor is there any indication if there is already a script in place (as there is for Star Trek XI). There is not even an indication of which studio the project would be at (since Abrams has a TV deal with Warner and a film deal with Paramount). All indications are that Star Trek XI is much further along in development than Dark Tower and therefore may not force Abrams to choose one over the other to direct.