The Dark Tower
Well now. This is good news. A few days ago it was reported that Universal was on shaky ground in terms of getting the multiple TV and theatrical adaptations of Stephen King's The Dark Tower built the way it was envisioned by director Ron Howard. Today their tune has changed. A bit.
The challenge of bringing Stephen King's epic tale of gunslinger Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower is nothing short of a monumental task. Herculean even. With movies and TV shows promised, Universal is feeling some of the heat. As per Variety:
After what has felt like years of planning and months of negotiations Ron Howard's big and small screen adaptations of Stephen King's The Dark Tower saga officially have their gunslinger Roland Deschain. Let the games begin!
The herculean task of bringing Stephen King's epic tale of The Gunslinger in The Dark Tower is well under way, and some news has just surfaced regarding the television aspect of the endeavor. Dig it!
It looks as if the character of the gunslinger, Roland Deschain, is very close to having a real life counterpart in Ron Howard's big screen adaptation of the much beloved Stephen King series The Dark Tower.
Some interesting news came in today for fans of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. Despite previous reports that the series was done (at least in book form), it was announced today that The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole is set for release in 2012.
Though no official lead for Ron Howard's adaptation of the Stephen King tale The Dark Tower has been announced, at least one possible candidate is in the right mindset. Whatever that means.
Javier Bardem is having one helluva week! Along with being nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Biutiful and becoming a new dad to a bouncing baby boy (mom is Penelope Cruz), he's been named as the number one pick to portray gunslinger Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's The Dark Tower with an offer officially being made by director Howard and Universal Pictures.
Though he's met with some HEAVY competition for the role, it looks as if The Dark Knight is the new front-runner for The Dark Tower. A good choice if you ask us.
Any director taking on the Herculean task of adapting Stephen King's much beloved Dark Tower series no doubt will have his work cut out for him. Good thing we have a talent like Ron Howard behind the project.
Man, it sure would be nice to have some solid Dark Tower casting news to share with you guys instead of all the rumors and possibilities we've been given lately. In any event, here's one more: "Pirates of the Caribbean beauty Naomie Harris is being considered for the female lead."
It's great to see a Stephen King property getting so much attention in tinsel town! There's no doubt Ron Howard's adaptation of King's epic horror/fantasy/western series Dark Tower is on everyone's lips, and the list of potential stars is growing faster than anyone could have expected!
You know what a good feeling is? It's getting to do news stories about an adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series and have it not be a bunch of bullshit or hyperbole.
For some reason I can't bring myself to finish the last three books in Stephen King's Dark Tower saga. It's not that I don't want to know how things work out for old Roland of Gilead, I just can't seem to muster the enthusiasm to continue on the journey. Perhaps now that things are steadily moving forward on the Dark Tower adaptation, I'll pick up the pace and finish the books.
With the year rapidly coming to an end (man, 2010 flew), two studios, Universal and Summit Entertainment, are busy firming up their film slates for next year and beyond. Get out your calendars, folks! Time to cross off a few dates!