Movies based on Stephen King's books usually suck. Not always, but it's a general rule. I can't explain it and I certainly don't blame the source material.
So with that being said I'm not sure how to feel now that plans to make Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series into three feature films and two miniseries have fallen through. It seems that despite the promise of the project, the cost is simply too staggering and risky for Universal to commit to.
If you are a fan of the Dark Tower series who hopes to one day see it appear on screen then not all hope is lost. Howard's production company Imagine Entertainment is going to be pitching the idea to other studios. We'll see if any of them feel that Dark Tower is worth a big (and expensive) leap of faith.