Okay… so today I ran across an interesting article talking about the creation of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series into several movies and a TV show.  I’m a HHUUGGEE fan of Stephen King, always have been (The first serious book I read was “The Stand“)… but when I hear that one of his books is in the process of becoming a Movie (in this case… movies), it makes me a little weary.  When I hear it’s becoming a TV series, it makes me vomit in my mouth a little.

So I track down the official Press Release and get down and dirty with the details… and I gotta say, I’m going tune-in for this one.  With low expectations…. but none-the-less, tuned it!  For starters; Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard & Brian Grazer are currently slated to produce the movies and TV series (good start).  It apparently has the King’s blessing (always a nice thing to see!).  With Seven books and a comic book prequel… the staying power of this series could end up being legen-wait for it, wait for it, hope you’re not lactose intolerant-dary (Thank you Barney Stinson).  I imagine “Lost” & “X-Files” potential!!!  This book series crosses over nearly EVERY different genre, in a way that I believe NBC could honestly bring in a very large variety of viewers.  Describing the Movie/TV Show process, the Press Release states:

A very interesting process that I don’t believe has ever been done before.  The more I write about this, the more I’m looking forward to seeing something done.  I hope it’s on at 10p so they can mix some real grit into the action.

I can only imagine what this series is going to do for King’s book sales!!!!

Once more, for the Press Release go HERE