Very exciting news came to light at this years Sundance Film Festival regarding the massive Stephen King ‘Dark Tower‘ series. In an interview with Aintitcool, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul shed some light on the project that’s been rumoured to go to the big screen since 2011.
During the course of their chat, AICN Interviewer mentions that he thinks Paul would be perfect to play Eddie Dean – one of the most important characters in King’s epic fantasy tale. Paul then discloses the following:
“I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show (Breaking Bad, naturally), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.”
He goes on to add:
“I’m excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting.”
This is great news! As fans of the series, we’ve been waiting for the story of Eddie Dean to see the big screen for a long time.
The Stephen King Dark Tower series update means Ron Howard is still tapped the helm the project, Aaron Paul will play the lead (which we think is a great call)…. the movie is alive! Just to put this into perspective, if you though the Lord of the Rings movies where epic then wait until you’ve seen the Dark Tower series. 8 Books that incorporates themes from multiple genres, including fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western. It describes a “gunslinger” and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical. King has described the series as his magnum opus.
Back in March 2013, it was reported that Warner Bros. was interested in making at least the first film, and would be in prime position to green-light the TV element through its sister company, HBO. Javier Bardem was originally set to play Roland, but the role was subsequently offered to Russell Crowe. Warner Bros. had since passed on the project, but Media Rights Capital has entered talks to distribute it.