6 August 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is on the road to adapting Stephen King’s epic post-apocalyptic Western, The Dark Tower, and last we heard earlier this spring Javier Barden (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men) was still attached to star as gunslinger Roland Deschain from the project’s previous incarnation at Universal Pictures. The project is reportedly still in development, but with a significant change.

Deadline reports that the studio will be receiving a script from Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, I Am Legend) and that within two weeks, the studio will be assessing whether or not to green light one of the most ambitious adaptations with a notable change. Barden will not be Deschain. The studio will be considering the project with Russell Crowe (Man of Steel, Gladiator) to star. While there is no deal in place with Crowe at the moment, word is that director Ron Howard and producers Brian Grazer and »

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