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'Battlestar Galactica' Veteran Mark Verheiden To Co-Write & Exec Produce 'Dark Tower' TV Series

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2011 1:48 AM
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Considering the lack of adventurous spirit shown across his entire directing career to date, it's still kind of staggering to think about the ambition of Ron Howard's next project. An adaptation of the seven books in Stephen King's dense, meta-textual, sometimes-just-plain-weird "The Dark Tower" series, planned to stretch across three films and two separate TV series, mostly using the same cast, it's truly something of a scope that's never really been attempted before. And somehow, despite our gut telling us that Howard would find it tricky to land an A-lister considering the scope of the project, he looks to have signed up the much-in-demand Oscar-winner Javier Bardem as the gunslinging hero of the series. Not too shabby so far, then.

Akiva Goldsman Gets Greenlight For Directorial Debut 'Winter's Tale,' Will Lens In Spring 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 2:18 AM
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Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is probably still most infamous for penning "Batman Forever" and "Batman And Robin," two of the worst entries in the franchise. And while his talents seem to fail him with projects that involve any kind of fantastical bent, give Goldsman something straightforward to work with like "A Beautiful Mind" or "Cinderella Man" and he churns out a decent, if not particularly mind-blowing, script (he won an Oscar for the former). Well, he's been looking to make the leap from writer to director for a while now, and Warner Bros. has finally given him a shot.

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