Brian Grazer, promoting “Tower Heist,” just told MTV that while he can’t say at which studio the big-screen components of Ron Howard’s adaptation of “The Dark Tower” might end up, he now believes he knows where the TV component will air.
“We’ll do the TV with HBO and the movie with --- to be determined,” Grazer said.
This is the best possible news for the project.
Under the aborted NBC-Universal deal, the big-screen stuff could be more graphic. But HBO can get away with violence, gore, nudity and sexual situations cinemas typically cannot accommodate.
Grazer also said Javier Bardem is still likely to star as central character Roland Deschain.
The idea has long been to shoot three big-screen features with a pair of TV miniseries in between.
It's unknown whether HBO's sister company Warner Bros. will be interested in making the feature trilogy
Deadline Hollywood sources indicate no deals are in place.
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