Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower movie has been in talks but we now have an official director announced as a prime candidate… Nikolaj Arcel. This is the very early stages but Sony Pictures Entertainment and Media Rights Capital will begin negotiations with Arcel soon and the good news is that Arcel is a huge Stephen King fan. It is reported that Arcel taught himself English so he could read the Stephen King books himself. Arcel will direct The Dark Tower movie and another one of his duties would be to rewrite the first screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner (also executive producing). They will not be looking to condense the source material as the first feature film will focus on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, with Roland of Gilead and Jake Chambers, the Kid from Earth. No casting announcements have been made yet but the feature film will have a companion TV series in the Dark Tower TV series also from Media Capital Rights.
Synopsis: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.