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It looks like there's a new chapter in the movie life of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series.

According to Heat Vision, mega-producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, who'd held the rights to King's post-apocalyptic series for the last few years, has surrendered those film rights back to the author, and now, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman -- the team behind the Oscar-winning 'A Beautiful Mind' -- have quickly swooped in to pick them up.


It looks like there's a new chapter in the movie life of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series.

According to Heat Vision, mega-producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, who'd held the rights to King's post-apocalyptic series for the last few years, has surrendered those film rights back to the author, and now, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman -- the team behind the Oscar-winning 'A Beautiful Mind' -- have quickly swooped in to pick them up.

Under Bad Robot, the buzz around the project was that it would reunite Abrams with his 'Lost' co-producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. 'Dark Tower' was set to be their first post-'Lost' project, but backed out once they realized they couldn't give the adaptation -- which spans seven novels and creates a fantasy universe far more detailed than that of the Oceanic 6 -- the attention it deserved.

Enter Grazer/Howard/Goldsman, who are now in discussions to kick off the series as a movie (written by Goldsman, directed by Howard), then follow it up with a television series produced by the crew's production company, Imagine Entertainment.

As Abrams mentioned in November of last year, however, "The 'Dark Tower' thing is tricky." So we're hoping that the crew at Imagine can bring it the kind of spirit it deserves, but also that it doesn't distract Howard from bringing to life another long awaited film: 'Arrested Development.'