After the flop that was last year’s Idris Elba-led movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, it has been revealed that Amazon will give it another go as a TV series. The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is said to be helming the project.
While Amazon have not officially announced that they will run the show, Deadline implies this is the case. The article cites The Dark Tower in a list of Amazon’s upcoming fantasy series, along with Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, Ringworld, and Lazarus.
King explained to Entertainment Weekly that he believes the film’s PG-13 rating was the cause of its failure. He said, “So it has to be PG-13, and when they did that I think that they lost a lot of the toughness of it and it became something where people went to it and said, ‘Well yeah, but it’s really not anything that we haven’t seen before.'”
Elba, who was undoubtedly the best thing about the poorly received film, does not appear to have been approached regarding the TV adaptation. He recently told ScreenCrush, “You know what? I didn’t know Stephen said that. I don’t know, actually, where it lies. I must figure this out, I don’t know where it lies. I’m unfortunately the last to know at this point.”
We’re anxiously awaiting more details, as King’s weird and wonderful series definitely deserves justice.
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