King Near Movie, TV Deal for Dark Tower Ron Howard attached as direct By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Apr 30, 2010 11:40 AM CDT 15 comments Comments The cover of a comic book adaptation of part of the "Dark Tower" series. (Newser) – Roland Deschain may soon be gunslinging his way onto screens big and small. Stephen King is in talks to turn his Dark Tower books into a TV series and a movie trilogy directed by Ron Howard, Deadline New York reports. Both Universal's Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros.' Weed Road are vying for the project. Whichever lands the deal, the projects will have Howard and the rest of his A Beautiful Mind team attached.