Kevin Jagernauth, writing for The Playlist:
Deadline reports that Sony and Media Rights Capital are teaming up co-finance “The Dark Tower.” Even more, it will be the mega franchise that Ron Howard — now producing, but not directing — first envisioned, with both multiple movies and a TV series in the works. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner have written a new draft of the script based on “The Gunslinger,” the first book in the series, and it looks like it’s all systems go.
The new script is primarily based on the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, and the relationship between Roland and Jake. The film is a blend of horror and fantasy.