Last year, Universal passed on Ron Howard’s plan for an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Howard and producing partner Brian Grazer have been shopping the series to other studios and we reported that Warner Bros. was in talks to pick up the project in March. Unfortunately, there hasn't been any word on the status of the Warner Bros. deal, but a recent update from Ron Howard confirms that the project is still moving forward:

Confirming an earlier report that Akiva Goldsman had been hired by Warner Bros. to do an additional polish on the script, Ron Howard posted the following update via Twitter: "Spent day today in a story session on...Dark Tower :-) Terrific meeting w/ Akiva Goldsman & Erica Huggins No timetables but very positive"

The original plan was for a trilogy of films and a TV series that would bridge those films together. The entire project would cover all of Stephen King’s novels in The Dark Tower series. There is still interest in Javier Bardem starring in the film and hopefully, we'll have an official announcement in the near future.

For those who are unfamiliar with The Dark Tower, the series consists of 8 books (with this year’s release of The Wind Through the Keyhole), which follow gunslinger Roland Deschain in his quest to reach the Dark Tower: “The opening chapter in the epic Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, in a world where time has moved on, pursues his nemesis, The Man in Black, across a desert. Roland’s ultimate goal is the Dark Tower, the nexus of all universes. This mysterious icon’s power is failing, threatening everything in existence.”