The Gunslinger lives.

According to, Warner Bros. is close to a deal for Ron Howard's "The Dark Tower."

Howard has been attempting to bring "Dark Tower" -- based on Stephen King's epic seven-part series -- to the big screen since 2010. Due to the length of the books and details story, the original plan was to make several films interspersed with two television seasons. However, after Universal -- the studio first attached to the project -- only committed to one feature, Ron and producer Brian Grazer backed out and decided to bring "Tower" elsewhere.

The report states that Javier Bardem would still be attached to play the lead character, Roland Deschain, with Howard likely directing the first feature.

Last October, Grazer said that the TV portion of the project would be broadcast on HBO.

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[via Deadline]
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