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Russell Crowe Rumored to Play Roland Deschain in the Ron Howard Dark Tower Movie/TV Project

From Deadline:

I’m told that Warner Bros is getting a new script from Akiva Goldsman for the first installment of Stephen King’s mammoth Western The Dark Tower, and that within two weeks, the studio will be making a decision on whether to green light the first leg of one of the most daring and ambitious projects to come along since The Lord Of The Rings. And here is a new wrinkle to add to the mix. Javier Bardem is no longer in the mix as gunslinger Roland Deschain. I’m told that director Ron Howard and producers Brian Grazer and Goldsman have been talking with their A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe about playing Deschain. While there is no deal with Crowe, that is the star that Warner Bros will be evaluating as the studio decides on whether to take a leap on a nine-volume book that has a huge following, with Howard, King and their partners planning a multi-platform presentation that could be unforgettable. The story will be told through three films and two limited run TV series.

If true, Russell Crowe could be a huge move.  His star power may be just what Warner Brothers needs to convince them that the DT project should be made.


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Ron Howard Tweet About the Dark Tower Movie

Yesterday Ron Howard posted a tweet about The Dark Tower Movie(s):

Good news.  I'm still pretty excited about the project.  It was originally supposed to be 3 movies with television series in between the movies.  There is no confirmation if that's still the plan.  There were some money issues reported that may have changed things.

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Warner Brothers in Talks for The Dark Tower Movie

The Dark Tower

Some great news from Mike Fleming at Deadline.com about the Dark Tower Movie.

When Universal Pictures said no to making three feature films and two limited-run TV series from Stephen King’s mammoth post-apocalyptic Western The Dark Tower, the partners in the film all pledged they were going to find a way to get a movie made. Well, I hear that Warner Bros is now very close to a deal that will give Ron Howard the chance to direct at least the first feature, potentially with Javier Bardem starring as gunslinger Roland Deschain. And Akiva Goldsman (who wrote the script) is producing with Brian Grazer and the author.

Basically the studio bought Goldsman’s script and are paying him to do a polish. Howard remains attached to direct, likely in first-quarter 2013. Pic is a co-production between Goldsman’s Weed Road and Howard and Grazer’s Imagine. Bardem’s participation would depend upon his availability, but he was firmly attached when the project was at Universal.

Sounds promising, especially since until recently, the project seemed dead in the water.  No word on the TV portions or sequels, but still promising.

For the rest of the article, head over HERE.


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Dark Tower Movie?

Perhaps the Dark Tower movie and tv tie in isn't as dead as we thought. Someone asked Ron Howard on Twitter whether or not he was still looking to direct The Dark Tower and Ron retweeted the message with a response.

"@RealRonHoward please answer me do you direct THE DARK TOWER?” I hope and plan to. Love it.

Excellent news. 


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