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The Dark Tower cuts $45m from its budget

It's been a good week for Stephen King fans. First Warner Bros. chooses Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand and now it seems the movie version of The Dark Tower is back on track.

The Dark Tower producer Brian Grazer ( Tower Heist ) is still busy pitching the project with director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman and some big changes have added a new lease of life.

“We found a way to cut $45m out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending," Grazer told The Playlist.

“In the $140m draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45m, $50m out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.”

Stephen King's epic multi-book story follows Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger in Mid-World, as he pursues the Man in Black on his journey to The Dark Tower.

The plan is to shoot three films and follow that with two seasons on TV. See, we told you it was epic.