Recent reports state that Amazon’s The Dark Tower tv series will cast Sam Strike as the Gunslinger and Jasper Pääkkönen as the Man in Black. This news comes after some time of uncertainty, as the long awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series was a complete failure.
In 2017, fans were very disappointed with the outcome of the film despite the many years spent on the film’s development. Their forthcoming TV series that is being developed by the former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is expected to be a complete reboot separate from the film.
In a prior interview Stephen King had with Vulture, he expressed his thoughts on the challenges they faced during the film’s production:
“The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages. The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behavior in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome, although I’ve gotta say, I thought [screenwriter] Akiva Goldsman did a terrific job in taking a central part of the book and turning it into what I thought was a pretty good movie. The TV series they’re developing now … we’ll see what happens with that. It would be like a complete reboot, so we’ll just have to see.”
No release date has been announced as of yet.