Ron Howard was interviewed by Geoff Boucher of the L.A. Times about the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, of which Howard plans to direct the first film and the first season of the TV series which will form a bridge to the second film. Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons) will be writing, and Brian “gives me nightmares” Grazer will produce.
The target release for the first movie is 2013. The television series would then follow and bridge to the second film. After the second movie the television series would pick up again and carry forward to the final film in the trilogy. A television series that functions as the mortar between cinematic brick? It’s an audacious plan but in a September statement [Akiva] Goldsman said grand-scale storytelling is needed for the grand-scale source material. [HeroComplex]
Ron Howard and interviewer Geoff Boucher discussed possible actors to cast as Roland. Boucher mentioned Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman, and Jon Hamm and says Howard nodded at those names and added, “Sure, those are some names and on ‘The Dark Tower’ fansites they’re all about Viggo [Mortensen].” Oh my God. Does this mean Ron Howard has been reading some of my literally thousands of Viggo the Gunslinger erotic tales I’ve been posting on all The Dark Tower fansites? I knew it!
Read the full interview at HeroComplex. Or don’t.