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King's "Dark Tower" Moving from Page to Film?

New England Horrormeister Stephen King and ruler of the land of the "Lost", J.J. Abrams, have begun talking about the best way to bring King's "Dark Tower" series of novels to the screen.

King, a notorious connoisseur of pop culture, has made no secret of his admiration of "Lost" in his Entertainment Weekly scribings, even recently documenting a round-table discussion with all the show's producers. To that meeting, Abrams reportedly brought a rare first edition for King to sign, indicating the admiration society is mutual.

Several producers have been courting King over the "Tower" property, but so far he has not bitten, saying he wants a devoted, serious filmmaker to undertake the project. Abrams may well be his man, especially if the project falls to the small screen--where, given the scope of the story, it just might fit. So long as they don't bring in any talking aardvarks, ala "Kingdom Hospital," everything could be fine.

Abrams is currently attached to or involved with several projects beyond his "Lost" duties, most notably the in-development 'reboot' of the original "Star Trek" franchise.

Aside from the "Dark Tower" novels, King is an obscure novelist with a tiny cult following.

Source: Reuters.

Posted by on February 14, 2007 11:25 AM
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"Aside from the "Dark Tower" novels, King is an obscure novelist with a tiny cult following. "

what planet do you live on? Obscure novelist? You really made me laugh...

-- Posted by: Filip at February 22, 2007 2:11 PM

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