This morning, Dark Tower fans awoke to some wonderful news from Stephen King: The long-awaited film adaptation of the eight-novel series seems to be happening at last.
And, perhaps even more exciting, we have our beloved gunslinger, Roland Deschain:
And our enigmatic villain, the Man in Black:
Entertainment Weekly spoke with King and Nikolaj Arcel (the film's director and co-writer) about the exciting news.
“The thing is, it’s been a looong trip from the books to the film,” King said. “I started these stories as a senior in college, sitting in a little shitty cabin beside the river in Maine ... I'm delighted and a bit surprised."