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Fans of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series are going to be happy about this. According to Deadline, the first film in the series is moving forward at Sony. The script comes to us from Akiva Goldsman and is said to be the first in a series with a “complimentary TV series” on the way as well. Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe are names being discussed as potential casting for the lead role.

King said in a statement, “I’m excited that” The Dark Tower” is finally going to appear on the screen. Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books.”

The “[easyazon_link identifier=”0451211243″ locale=”US” tag=”legoflei07-20″]Dark Tower[/easyazon_link]” series began with “The Gunslinger” in 1982 and is ongoing with the most recent book, “The Wind Through the Keyhole” appearing on shelves in 2012.

Are you guys excited by this news? Let us know what you think!

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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