Ron Howard Offers Hope For THE DARK TOWER - Movies In Focus
Over the last year or so three big budget films from A-list filmmakers were put on hold by Hollywood studios due to their massive costs. The Lone Ranger had Johnny Depp starring as sidekick Tonto, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing and Gore Verbinski calling the shots. At The Mountains of Madness had Guillermo Del Toro attached to direct with Tom Cruise starring and James Cameron producing, while the final film was Ron Howard’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, with Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman penning the script and Javier Bardem in the lead role. The Lone Ranger finally got to saddle-up in front of cameras when the budget was scaled back from $260 million to $215 million, while yesterday it came to light that At The Mountains of Madness may not make it to the screen due to similarities with Ridley Scott’s forthcoming Prometheus. However, there now appears to be some light left in Howard’s Dark Tower. The Dark Tower was first announced in 2010 by Universal Pictures as a movie trilogy and a television series, but the studio got cold feet on the project last year, pulling the plug and putting the film into turnaround. Recently there was [...]