Newswire: The Dark Tower is once more in production, probably en route to another stoppage

Ron Howard has spent much of the past decade trying to get an ambitious, multi-platform version of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower up and running. It’s a plan that includes both feature films and TV series incorporating the sprawling, eight-books-plus universe of Roland Deschain and his epic journey. And at least according to Aaron Paul last year, despite no confirmed reports of movement, it was still very much in development. Now The Hollywood Reporter says that the production is back on, though given its history, this is probably just a momentary flicker of hope, en route to the project being snuffed out again.

According to the latest news, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Huggins—all of whom have been involved with the project for some time—are producing. Sony and MRC are footing the bill with hopes of creating a franchise property. Goldsman and writer …

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