July 19th, 2011
02:33 PM ET
"The Dark Tower" can't seem to catch a break.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal has pulled the plug on the planned Ron Howard-directed project which would have been a TV series and three-movie adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy Western.
As the story notes, it's the second time the high profile deal has been scrapped, as JJ Abrams and his production company also made an attempt to bring it to the screen.
THR reports that the Howard-helmed deal fell apart because the studio "had a July 15 deadline to commit to the movies or not. All the creatives have been told that the studio couldn't make the financials work."
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