and Brian Grazer
have been working together for quite a while. Over thirty years, in fact. In that time, they've figured out how to make some fairly monumental hits, and they've learned the importance of patiently developing concepts for the big screen. One of their upcoming films, The Dark Tower
, was one that required plenty of discipline and dedication. In fact, it took several attempts, various producers, and multiple flirtations with different actors to finally get the Stephen King
book series to big screen. Many tried and failed to get this thing going, and the process took over 15 years, but Howard and Grazer think they finally figured out how to make The Dark Tower
work, not just as a movie, but as a film franchise.
In a chat with Deadline, the mega-producers reveal their way into The Dark Tower
, and open up about the process of adapting King's