Damon Lindelof, the executive producer of “Lost” and the upcoming reboot of Star Trek, has optioned the rights along with JJ Abrams to Stephen King’s opus, “The Dark Tower”. King gave them the rights for just $19 (nineteen has special significance in the seven novel series) last summer, but little had been heard on the topic since. In an interview with AMC, Lindelof gave an update:

The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord of the Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable. There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.

Not exactly what I was hoping to hear, but on the other hand I’m relieved that he’ll wait until he can focus his energy on Roland and his quest. There are three more partial seasons of Lost remaining so those should be over soon, but what sort of impact will Star Trek’s revival have? I imagine the Enterprise will bring in the big bucks and immediately demand a follow-on project. Hopefully Lindelof and Abrams won’t keep us waiting too many more years.

Source: AMC via /film

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