J.J. Abrams to direct Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower?”

IGN is reporting that an announcement is forthcoming that J.J. Abrams (creator of “Alias” and “Lost”) will be directing Stephen King’s epic series, The Dark Tower.

There’s no indication as to whether they will be films or a TV mini-series. Personally, I’d hope for TV — the episodic format would fit the story better, in my opinion.

Wow. HBO doing Martin’s Song of Ice and FIre, and now this. All I need now is for somebody to film ‘s Gentleman Bastard series, China Mieville’s Bas-lag books, and re-launch a Conan film series, and I’ll have all of my favorite fantasy properties covered.

The Dark Is Rising

Apparently, Susan Cooper’s book is being filmed by 20th Century Fox — which is pretty freakin’ cool. I love that book, ever since it was given to me as a gift by back in the dawn of pre-history.

Even cooler: They’ve cast Christopher Eccleston as The Rider….the main villain of the story.