I've been curious about what's currently going on with Ron Howard's feature film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. It's been awhile since we've heard anything. The film was announced back in 2010, and the last we heard it got delayed. Over the years both Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe have been reportedly attached to the project as the lead character, Roland Deschain. Now it looks like another actor could eventually end up being cast. During a recent interview with AICN, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul says he's been meeting with Howard for the character of Eddie Dean, which would be pretty badass!
"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), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They're definitely planning on making it. I'm excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character."
First of all, Paul would be amazing in this role. Secondly, I'm just so freakin' happy to hear the the movie is still moving forward! I was worried that the next time it came up in the news, it would be reported that the project was dead. Thankfully that's not the case, it's just slowly getting more and more awesome.
The character Eddie Dean was Introduced in the second book of the series, The Drawing of the Three. He was a drug addict living in New York and was pulled to the world of The Dark Tower. There he joined Deschain in his quest for the Tower.
I can't wait for these movies to finally get made!