Looks like those who'd like to see a film or TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series are going to be waiting for a while:

Warner Bros. has gone the same route as Universal, passing on Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman's planned two-platform adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The proposal, a simultaneous multi-film and television series, is certainly ambitious, but also expensive and risky.

Clearly, the time has come for a TV series/movie crossover event. Marvel is in the early stages of planning an Avengers TV show with Joss Whedon, but this Dark Tower series sounds riskier because it's a finite story with no proven movie property to tie the whole thing to. What do you think?