The interwebs has been a hive of activity over the last couple days as two new Dark Tower quotes surfaced. In all honesty, there’s really nothing here of any substance or anything that we don’t already know. Still, let’s take a look at what it’s all about.
A couple of days back at the Sundance Film Festival, Ain’t It Cool News met up with Aaron Paul and asked him about his interest with the Dark Tower;
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 [Breaking Bad], which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.
We know previously that
Aaron tweeted his interest in taking on the role of Eddie Dean and it’s great that Ron Howard has acknowledged that, and that they’ve met up to discuss the opportunity. This is certainly great news.
Along with Aaron’s interview the other piece of news that’s hitting the headlines is from The Phantom at Schmoes Know, who had this to say;
Ron Howard is going to make this with MRC and Imagine for around 60 million or so. And he’s likely doing this next. There’s going to be a TV series as well since it’s MRC and I’m thinking it may end up being at Netflix.
Well, gee, tell us something we don’t already know.
- We’ve know for ages (4 years!) that Ron took over the Dark Tower helm, and wants to get it underway as soon as possible.
- 18 months ago, when Warner Bros. dropped their support for the project, we heard that MRC we’re wanting to take up the challenge.
- As far as Netflix goes, well yeah, we knew about that last May!
One final thing The Phantom exuded was;
I hear Liam Neeson is interested.
So let’s see now. First it was Javier Bardem, then Russell Crowe, and now Liam Neeson, all tied in with the role of Roland Deschain. I imagine there’s a long line of actors wanting to take on the role of The Gunslinger, so is there really any substance in this rumor?
The bottom line is that nothing has changed and until we hear some official news, or have a photo of Ron filming the Gunslinger crossing that desert, I’m taking it all with a pinch of salt.