Stephen King (Dark Tower) and Anne Rice (Tale Of The Body Thief) are probably two of the most renowned genre authors and Imagine Entertainment is working with both of them for adaptations of their work. Read on for the info.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment has been trying to get Stephen King’s The Dark Tower on the big screen for a few years now. It was rejected by two studios over “budget concerns” so far. The film would have been accompanied by a TV series that filled in the gaps the film left out. Then it went to a single film starring Russel Crowe.
Deadline reports, though, that Grazer “has just been approached by a Silicon Valley investor willing to finance Dark Tower as originally constructed, now it’s a matter of deciding what path to take.”
There have been so many ups and downs with this adaptation, take everything with a grain of salt until that green light has been given…by someone. Can it actually happen? We’ll wait and see.
On the Anne Rice front, you may or may not remember that Imagine is developing an adaptation of “The Tale of the Body Thief” which finds the vampire Lestat (of Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned) swapping bodies with someone else. Lee Patterson turned in a script that apparently everyone digs and Imagine is talking with Universal to do it.
The film will be seen as a way to “reboot” the Lestat character.
If you have read the Anne Rice book you know Lestat isn’t even himself for most of the film.
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