Ron Howard appeared on Howard Stern yesterday and was very forthcoming with details about his upcoming 6-hour miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's epic series The Dark Tower, including casting ideas and platform specifics. The ambitious project would start with a feature, then a season of a network television show, then a second feature film, etc. Howard had a lot to say about the miniseries, including a lot of new information:
“I don’t know if it’s going to happen or not, but I’m developing with Akiva Goldsman, the guy who wrote A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man, a version of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series of fantasy stories And there is an element of it, if everything goes as planned, that we would like to do on tv. So we want to do part of it big screen, and then a lot of the character stuff — because Stephen King’s stuff is so interesting and fascinating, and instead of trying to wedge it into a movie, let the movies be adventure and action.”

If any other director was talking about a project of this magnitude, it would probably seem laughable, but Howard's the kind of A-lister who could pull this off. And with a proposed cast that could see either Viggo Mortensen or Javier Bardem in the lead role, this is one to look out for. (Slashfilm)