Who doesn’t love Breaking Bad? If you’re not into that show, I don’t know if I trust you. Just sayin’…
Apparently mega director Ron Howard is a fan (although I still don’t know if I trust him after The Dilemma), and a fan of recent Golden Globe winning actor Aaron Paul. Paul says has had “a bunch of meetings” regarding Howard’s most ambitious project to date: bringing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series to screens big and small.
There has been a lot of stop and start news revolving around the cinematic adaptation of The Dark Tower over the course of Howard’s quest to bring the books to life. We know that the plan to fully adapt the series is an epic one, including multiple films and a television series in between. We also know that a little less than a year ago Academy Award winner Javier Bardem was rumored to be taking the lead as Roland Deschain. Universal pulled the plug, and Ron Howard took a self imposed “vow of silence” regarding the project.
So, back to Aaron Paul: the enthusiastic actor had previously tweeted about his interest in the project, but come on, I could tweet about my interest in the project too – that doesn’t mean it’s in the works! Ain’t It Cool News interviewed Paul at Sundance this month, and here’s what he said regarding the character of Eddie Dean:
“I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard… 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.”
So what do you all think? Did the money to take this epic project on suddenly appear? Are things back on track with The Dark Tower? I’ll tell you this: if Ron Howard can make a fourth season of Arrested Development happen, I think he can do anything.