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Unprecedented Film and TV Package by Ron Howard to Tell Stephen King Tale

Sep 9, 2010  •  Post A Comment

An unusual deal from Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television Entertainment will turn a multi-part Stephen King tale into both a television series and film trilogy, reports Mike Fleming at Deadline.com.

It’s King’s multiple novel series "The Dark Tower." Ron Howard will direct the first season of the television program, as well as the first feature film, which will be released before the series airs, the story says.

Akiva Goldsman. who won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for Howard’s "A Beautiful Mind,"  will write both the first season of the TV show and the initial film.

Howard’s Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer will produce, as well as Goldsman and King, the story says.

"The multi-platform deal was so comprehensive, it took months to close," Fleming writes. "I spoke with Goldsman and Howard, who have polled enough of their peers to be convinced what they are doing here has never been attempted: using a major studio’s film and TV platforms simultaneously to tell a story."

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