We reported the news yesterday that Universal had cancelled their plans for a TV show and trilogy of films based on Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. EW reached out to Stephen King for a comment regarding the news and received the following response:

“I’m sorry Universal passed, but not really surprised,... As a rule, they’ve been about smaller and less risky pix; maybe they feel it would be better to stick with those fast and furious racing boys. I bear them no ill will, and trust Ron Howard to get Roland and his friends before the camera somewhere else. He’s very committed to the project.”

As we mentioned yesterday, Ron Howard has the option to shop this project around, so it is possible that another studio will pick it up. We'll make sure to post an update if there are any new developments.

Source: EW Online