King's fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon was written in 1987 and never previously adapted to film.
The 1987 bestseller is being developed by Syfy as a longform project, along with a scripted drama series based on the comic Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. The network is set to announce all the titles later today at its upfront presentation in New York City.
Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.
For more info check over at EW.com.
Dragon takes place in fictional realm of Delain and follows a teenage prince who is falsely accused of murdering his father, the king. Imprisoned in a high tower, the prince must figure out a way to escape, clear his name, and confront the devious and powerful wizard who is responsible for his father’s death.
At least 3 characters in the book are later seen in the Dark Tower worlds, including Flagg. The other 2 actually meet Roland when he was a young man and are mentioned breifly.
Saw this first at Lilja's Library.