From Rolling Stone:
About The Dark Tower:
"It looks to me like it's more likely than not it'll happen at this point," he says. "Let's put it that way."
Even better: The latest casting rumors appear to be correct. "I think that it's more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it," King says. "But I can't say with any certainty. I know that they're trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony, and that's the extent of my knowledge." In the past, plans for The Dark Tower have included a series of movies connected by a televised mini series, though its unclear if they're still going with that approach.
"I'm never done with The Dark Tower," he said. "The thing about The Dark Tower is that those books were never edited, so I look at them as first drafts. And by the time I got to the fifth or sixth book, I'm thinking to myself, 'This is really all one novel.' It drives me crazy. The thing is to try to find the time to rewrite them. There's a missing element – a big battle at a place called Jericho Hill. And that whole thing should be written; I've thought about it several times, and I don't know how to get into it."
We asked King if he still planned on turning the Jericho Hill story into a new Dark Tower book. "I think about doing it," he says today. "But I'd have to go back, read all the material before I could get myself in a frame of mind to do that. So, man, I just don't know. I'm a pretty instinctual writer, and I don’t have any game plan. I’m very unprofessional about that part of it; I can strap myself down in a chair and write every day, but the ideas come when they come. I mean with 11/22/63, I originally had the idea in 1971, and it finally became time to write that. Maybe it will come time to write the Jericho Hill thing one day too."
About The Stand:
Also unclear in his mind is the prospect of his 1978 apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand becoming a miniseries or movie. "I think that if it gets made, it'll get made as a movie," he says. "But it'll take a leaf from [The Hunger Games:] Mockingjay and the Harry Potter things and probably be in two parts, something like that. That might happen and it might not."