JAVIER BARDEM Offered Role In THE DARK TOWER
As fans everywhere know, Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER is FINALLY going to get it’s chance on the big screen! In addition to the three part movie adaptation of The Dark Tower series, the novels will also have a limited TV run to tie the seven books together.
Universal Pictures and director Ron Howard have officially offered the role to Javier Bardem, Oscar winner for No Country For Old Men. Deadline reports that while negotiations haven’t officially started, the studio and the director are confident that they’ve found their gunslinger.
The first film as well as the TV spots (which could be a mini series or a limited run series – we’re not sure yet!) are being written by Akiva Goldsman. Producing The Dark Tower is Brian Grazer from Imagine Entertainment, Goldsman, and King himself. The television spots will be produced by NBC Universal Television Entertainment.
Howard is currently planning on directing the first film as well as the initial TV component. The television series is shaping up to be a way to bridge the films together, and the first spot will require the actors from the initial film. The second TV spot would be a prequel that would show lead Roland Deschain as a younger man.
As the last gunslinger, Deschain finds himself as the world’s last hope to find The Dark Tower before civilization as he knows it crumbles. If cast, Bardem would appear in all three films as well as the first television spot.
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