“The Dark Tower” Foundation Crumbles

“Lost” showrunners JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof aren’t going to be doing their long talked about adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy saga “The Dark Tower” after all.

Abrams tells MTV that “The ‘Dark Tower’ thing is tricky. It’s such an important piece of writing. The truth is that Damon and I are not looking at that right now. After working six years on ‘Lost,’ the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time. I’m such a massive Stephen King fan that I’m terrified of screwing it up.”

By letting it go, the “Star Trek” helmer says he’s keen to see someone else’s interpretation of the property – “I’d do anything to see those movies written by someone else. My guess is they will get made because they’re so incredible. But not by me.”

Lindelof adds that the adaptation of “Watchmen” gave him pause – “Having seen Zack [Snyder] go through what he went through on ‘Watchmen’ in terms of saying where can I digress from the material, I just get headaches thinking about changing anything.”