That confirmed suspicions that arose after Abrams told USA Today in October, "You'll be hard-pressed to find a huger fan of 'The Dark Tower' than me, but that's probably the reason that I shouldn't be the one to adapt it."
Many agree with his fandom of the book series and consider it King's finest work. The author himself has called it his "magnum opus." Made up of seven novels that follow a gunslinger's quest towards a physical and metaphorical tower, it seamlessly combines fantasy, horror, and spaghetti-western elements. Adams' ability to blend fantastical genres would have made him perfect. Unfortunately, that means the work will likely to fall into less-capable hands since studios are starving for new film dynasties.
Instead the prolific writer/produce/director will busy himself with the final season of 'Lost,' 'Fringe,' 'Mission: Impossible IV,' smoothing William Shatner's ego into the 'Star Trek' sequel, an apocalypse-like movie called '500 Rads,' a comedy with Harrison Ford called 'Morning Glory,' and a half dozen other projects. He tries to keep much of his future secret, so optimists can still choose to believe his 'Dark Tower' comments are only meant to throw the media off track.