Amazon Pass On Dark Tower PilotPosted: January 16, 2020, 08:49:42
News has just come in that Amazon Studios has passed on The Dark Tower pilot. The adaptation came from executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara and MRC. Word is that Amazon executives felt like the pilot was not on the level of other large-scope elevated genre series the streamer has in production/pre-production like Wheel Of Time and The Lord Of the Rings.
The Dark Tower TV series was designed to be independent from the 2017 film and was meant to be a more faithful retelling of the books than the movie was. The TV series started from the beginning with Wizard & Glass (many years before the events in the movie) and focused on the origin story of Roland Deschain’s (Sam Strike), how he became a gunslinger and his first conflict with The Man in Black (Jasper Pääkkönen).