As Ka Wills: Mysterious Investor Saves Dark Tower
We haven't reported much on the Dark Tower rumors. Or rather, on an absolute level, we've talked about it quite a bit, but on a relative level, we really only bother every once in a while because the rumors are constantly changing and rarely materialize into actual movement in one direction or another. This bit of news is quite different.
If you recall, the original plan put together for adapting the series was one of a combination of television series and wide release films to take advantage of both the grandiose big things that happen, and the long slow burn of other parts of the story. It was quite a unique and fantastically ambitious plan. Naturally, the funding fell through because the networks are too busy finding America's Next Vocal Procedural to bother with trying to reverse their downward spiral at this point.
Last week though, someone must have read my plea to kickstart everything, because a source of a pile of money who insists at the moment on anonymity has stepped in offering to donate the budget for the project, but only if they do the original ambitious plan. The only information about the investor is that he is from the Silicon Valley. I assume that's just a cover for Holmes Dental, myself.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the guys holding the decision making power on the project, have not yet made any signal as to whether they are willing to meet the terms of the investor and go forward with their original vision for the project, or whether they'd rather just keep hanging in the wind hoping a traditional source will fork over the money necessary for a less ambitious version.
Pajiba Love Express
Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)
Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)
Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his
Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)