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caleb0748

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Hi, I am a huge fan of The Dark Tower books and really want to pen the script for a tv pilot for a show that is faithful to its source material, unlike the recent major motion picture. By any chance does anyone know how to go about obtaining the copyrights to legally pen the script? Thanks!
 

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Hi, I am a huge fan of The Dark Tower books and really want to pen the script for a tv pilot for a show that is faithful to its source material, unlike the recent major motion picture. By any chance does anyone know how to go about obtaining the copyrights to legally pen the script? Thanks!
Welcome!

I will tag Stephen's personal assistant to answer your question.

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caleb0748

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Amazon just passed on their pilot that they were going to release. They passed in early January. HBO could possibly already have something in the works but I haven’t heard anything quite yet. I will look further into this :)
From what I can see, this is not the case. However there is a new Shining Tv Series being developed for HBO Max. The platform will release on May 27th. I am not sure as to the release date of the show.
 

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Hi, I am a huge fan of The Dark Tower books and really want to pen the script for a tv pilot for a show that is faithful to its source material, unlike the recent major motion picture. By any chance does anyone know how to go about obtaining the copyrights to legally pen the script? Thanks!
Not to discourage you but that's unlikely to happen. If you still want to pursue it, you'd have to contact Sony/MRI to get permission but sorry no, I don't have the name of the person to contact regarding this.