Get excited. Or get worried. You know what? Get a little bit of both, because Stephen King’s much-loved, much-acclaimed The Dark Tower series is finally being brought to the silver screen. And the little TV screen as well.

Who by? Imagine Entertainment, a.k.a producer Brian Grazer, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman: the people behind A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code/Angels and Demons. The last two aren’t strong, hence the worried bit in the beginning of the article.

The series is set to become a film trilogy as well as a television series. [Deadline Hollywood]

The adaptation will be co-produced by Goldman’s Weed Road, one of the production teams behind The Losers and the upcoming Fair Game and Jonah Hex.

King’s books stop at 7 right now, but he’s working on another one (of course).

The prolific author’s works have had a long, winding film career, peaking at feats like The Shining (both versions, including the Steven Weber TV one that King is more fond of) and valleying with smuck like Dreamcatcher.

Do you enjoy The Dark Tower series? Stephen King as a writer?

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