The Dark Tower is no more, for now..By Don Kaye,

It’s all over, folks: Universal Studios has canceled its ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower over budgetary issues.

According to Deadline, the studio has scrapped the entire project—which was to consist of three feature films and two TV miniseries—because it was too expensive and risky. Even with Ron Howard signed to direct and Javier Bardem pretty much committed to star as Roland the gunslinger, Universal was willing to commit only to the first feature.

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