Yeah, bitch! Heroin and towers!
When we last checked in on the long saga to bring the long saga The Dark Tower to the screen, Universal had already passed on the three movie and two seasons of a TV show so they could lose more money Battleship. After that, Warner Brothers acquired then passed on the script for the first movie, in which Russell Crowe may have replaced Javier Bardem to portray Roland Deschain. Then Media Rights Capital (MRC) wanted to use some of their boatloads of cash from Ted to take over the project, with Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, and Brian Grazer still involved.
Now let’s get to the good news. Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad) just made our day by tweeting that playing Eddie Dean in The Dark Tower is a “HUGE dream” of his. He then followed that up by saying, “Serious question: Who here doesn’t know ‘The Dark Tower’ series by Stephen King? If you don’t know it go get it now. You will thank me.”
For those unfamiliar with the character, Eddie Dean is a 23-year-old heroin addict from New York City who joins Roland Deschain partway into the series. Aaron Paul is frickin’ perfect for that, and I’m not the only one who thought so:
I’m just so happy I could dance!