Damon Lindelof, the producer of Lost who bought the rights for The Dark Tower novels by Stephen King a year and a half ago for $19, has stated that the films will not be made any time soon.
“The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the Lord Of The Rings trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we’ve got seven books we’re looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton [Cuse] and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable,” said Lindelof to AMC, although he also mentioned that he wouldn’t mind seeing a series of seven adaptations. “There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.”
The Dark Tower is a series of seven novels, with an epic storyline by renowned horror writer Stephen King (who also makes a vaguely egotistical appearance at one point). Whatever form the eventual adaptation will take, we can safely say that we’re not going to see it for a good few years yet.