If last week you'd asked us to bet on The Dark Tower getting made anytime soon, we'd have saved our money for something with less financial risk. Like buying Netflix shares .
This week the project is surrounded by so much positive buzz it could be the uplifting “And finally...” segment at the end of a TV news report.
We've already heard producer Brian Grazer's comments that shaving $45m-$50m from the budget and improving the ending has given the project a new lease of life.
Now he tells us that the rights to the TV show that would follow a trilogy of movies have been snapped up by HBO.
“We’re going to do [The Dark Tower] with HBO. We’ll do the TV with HBO, and we’ll do the movie with... to be determined,” he teased, before adding: “We’ll do it right.”
With backing from HBO, can a film studio willing to tackle the series be far behind?