Author Stephen King owns rights to fantasy series

Stephen King, Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment are in talks over feature rights to King’s fantasy series “The Dark Tower.”

King owns the rights to the seven-book series. It’s set in an alternate world resembling the Old West and focuses on the last member of an ancient order of “gunslingers” and his quest toward a tower that’s also the center of all universes.

First book, “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger” was published in 1982. Final book, “The Dark Tower VII,” was published in 2004.

Project, which had been in development at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner, hasn’t been set up yet at a studio.

Imagine’s based at Universal and Weed is based at Warner Bros.

CAA reps Goldsman, Grazer, Howard and King.

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