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HBO grabs TV production rights for The Dark Tower

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?