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UPDATE: It's back to the drawing board for Ron Howard and 'The Dark Tower" as Warner Bros. has officially passed on the proposed multi-tier project, according to Heat Vision.
The ultra-ambitious package, based on the series of western fantasy novels by Stephen King had Ron Howard attached to direct and Brian Grazer producing a script from Akiva Goldsman. It was to consist of three movies and two TV miniseries.
Universal turned down "The Dark Tower" last year and now Warner Bros. has followed suit - even with the extra added incentive of WB favorite Russell Crowe being mentioned for the lead role of Roland Deschain. Get More »
Stephen King has been working on "The Dark Tower" in one form or another for over 40 years now, so fans of the series have learned to be pretty patient when it comes to the adventures of the gunslinger Roland and his companions.
And now it appears as though that patience may be paying off, as Empire is reporting that Ron Howard's epic film adaptation of "The Dark Tower" has just been given a second lease on life.
Here's hoping it doesn't take another four decades to work out the details. Get More »
The bigger the dream, the harsher the wake-up call.
That's the lesson Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsmith and fans of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" are learning today, as Deadline is reporting that Universal Studios has just put the kibosh on the huge and hugely ambitious adaptation of the wildly popular sci-fi series of novels.
Looks like Roland's quest to reach the Dark Tower is going to drag on a little bit longer after all. Get More »
It seems that Javier Bardem is confirmed to be a Stephen King character... sort of.
Producer Brian Grazer told MTV News that the academy award-winning actor is "psychologically" confirmed to play the role of Roland Deschain in the eagerly awaited "The Dark Tower" series.
"He really wants to do it," said Glazer. "We're absolutely rooting for him to do it."
Check out the MTV Movies blog for the full deets on Bardem's "Dark Tower" casting chances.
The Man in Black fled across the desert and... Javier Bardem followed?
Yes, the opening of Steven King's epic "Dark Tower" series is perhaps the author's most famous line ever, but according to Deadline, it may be about to get a major rewrite, as Javier Bardem is now the leading contender to play the Gunslinger in the new big budget adaptation from director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.
And yes, we wrote the exact same thing yesterday, only about Christian Bale. So what happened?
Well, as far as we can tell, what happened is simply the fact that Howard and producer Brian Glazer decided that Bardem was totally awesome, to the point where they have apparently officially offered him the role. And as excited as we were for Bale yesterday, it's hard to argue with Bardem's recent roll: just three short years after winning the Best Supporting Actor award for playing the enigmatic assassin Anton Chigurh in 'No Country for Old Men,' he's now up for a Best Actor award for the Spanish-language film 'Biutiful.' Get More »
The Man in Black fled across the desert and... Christian Bale followed?
Yes, the opening of Steven King's epic "Dark Tower" series is perhaps the author's most famous line ever, but according to The New York Post, it may be about to get a major rewrite, as Christian Bale is now the leading contender to play the Gunslinger in the new big budget adaptation from director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Get More »
Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series is one of the biggest, strangest and most complex works in modern literature, sprawling over thousands of pages and through multiple universes and time periods in a story that took decades to write.
So it's only fitting that Universal is planning one of the biggest, strangest and most complex adaptations in Hollywood history, with a trilogy of movies sandwiched around an ongoing TV series. It's enough to make a guy wake up at night in a cold sweat.
At least, if you're Ron Howard, that is. Get More »