Friday, April 08, 2011

Bardem is Deschain

From Deadline via Topless Robot: It would appear that Javier Bardem is Universal Pictures choice to play gunslinger Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower. For those of you that lived in that perverbial cave for the better part of 30 years, the Dark Tower is the brain child of Stephen King. It spanned a total of 7-novels and told the tale of Roland as he tracks a mysterious Man in Black. Many trials and tribulations take place and some down right weirdness, which included but was not limited to Roland's cadre finding themselves in just about every King novel in one fashion or another.

Well to get back on track.... Universal's series will span three movies and a limited run TV series in between each film, and be directed by Ron Howard. Production begins on the first film in September, and he'll also direct the first TV segment.

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