It sounds as if rumors of budget problems on Ron Howard’s “The Dark Tower” was true after all. THR is now reporting that while the project will remain at Universal, it will do so with a noticeably lower budget than originally envisioned.
With the studio making it known that they aren’t too pleased with the money the trio of Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are asking for, the three men have put their heads together in an attempt to bring down said budget. Goldsman has now begun rewriting the script, probably to take out or drastically cut down some of the more expensive sequences.
As a result of all this, the film will now probably not meet its Fall start date, which may end up creating problems for star Javier Bardem in terms of scheduling. After all, there’s nothing more famous in Hollywood than “scheduling conflicts”.