In early 2007, screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Abrams had been connected to the task. Lindelof would pen the initial screenplay, while Abrams would produce/direct the version, correspondingly. Granted, this really is before these high-profile filmmakers could be in the helm of jobs like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Watchmen, to call a mere few. This occurs when this option had been most widely known because of their work with Lost, and Cuse and Lindelof apparently got the legal rights to The Dark Tower for a reported $19 (bucks, maybe not million), that has been symbolic. The film adaptation ended up being supposed to kickstart a few movies, and Stephen King had great rely upon these younger filmmakers. The program would be to work with this show once Lost completed its run. When the tv show neared its big finale, though, Lindelof revealed their apprehensions towards dealing with this huge task therefore soon after all in all Lost.