The Dark Tower is one of the longest-developing Stephen King adaptations — Ron Howard was on board to direct at one point, but is now simply producing the film, which will be directed by A Royal Affair helmer Nikolaj Arcel. Given how long and seemingly torturous the development on this project has been, it’s a bit surprising that Sony has finally set a release date for The Dark Tower.
Just last month we learned that Warner Bros. had turned their attention to Danish director Nikolaj Arcel to helm the first in a planned series of movies based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Today brings word from Comic-Con 2015 that Arcel has been confirmed for the project, with Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen on board to co-write a new version of the screenplay with Arcel.
With all the success Marvel is having with their recent advertising campaign for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' it appears that audiences are ready for phase three of Marvel's movies, which means meeting some of the weirder and more obscure characters from their collection. It can't get much odder than 'Doctor Strange,' and he appears to be next on the docket as Marvel has a shortlist of directors for the project.
Few comics have been as good for as long as 'Fables,' which debuted in 2002 and hasn't lost a step since. The winner of 14 Eisner Awards, the series takes place in a world where every fictional character is real and living among us in secret, having been chased out of their homelands by a mysterious figure called "The Adversary." Published under DC Comics' Vertigo label, the series has almost made the jump to film or television a few times before, but it looks like a film adaptation is officially back on track.
The legendary master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, has -- for the most part -- survived the trend of remakes. Sure, there are people like Dario Argento and Brian De Palma who owe a good chunk of their know-how to the man, but with some notable exceptions, his filmography has remained untouched. But now Dreamworks not only has a script but a director for their remake of 'Rebecca.'