New projects are too risky, apparently. Universal will take that money and create sequels and remakes and feed the culture more nonsense and schlock. The danger of trying to start and maintain a quality series of films was too much for their corporate outlook, apparently.
What do you hang your hat on? At one point, a Universal executive was ready to make the Dark Tower adaptation his thing and his ticket to the big time or oblivion. And now, this much-loved series of books spins off into the ether and nobody seems to get it--risk taking has vanished in Hollywood. Vanished.
These are the people who, by the way, are turning "Battleship" into a theatrical film.
That's right. "Battleship."