The last we heard Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) was offered the role of Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's epic film and TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. Today it's being reported that he's extremely close to sealing the deal with Universal Pictures. So I guess it's safe to say that Bardem in going to be the star of the story we've been waiting for to see come to life for years. The man is a solid choice and he's going to do an awesome job in the film. Not only is he a great actor, but he's going to look great as the character.
Akiva Goldsman wrote the script for the first film and will write the TV components as well. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is producing with Goldsman and the King. The films will be financed and distributed by Universal.
The plan is to start everything off with a feature film, from there they will create a bridge to the second feature with a full season of TV episodes! We will then see the second film hit the big screen, and after the sequel is released we will see another season of The Dark Tower on TV. This season will focus on Deschain as a young gunslinger. The storylines will be taken from the prequel comic book series that King was heavily involved with. Then we will get the third and final film which will pick up with a mature Deshain as he completes his journey.
Make sure to click here to read what Ron Howard has planned for the franchise. What do you all think about BArdem taking on the role of Deschain?