The story behind “The Dark Tower’s” road to becoming a movie is long and filled with many twists and turns. J.J. Abrams was interested in adapting the Steven King series of novels as far back as 2007, though he later dropped out. Ron Howard was also connected to the films, but Universal eventually pulled their support from the project and Warner Bros. passed.
That doesn’t mean all hope is lost, however. AICN caught up with “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul at Sundance and he reveals that meetings have taken place to put him in the franchise, which includes a trilogy of movies and a possible TV series, as the character Eddie Dean.
“I’ve had a ton of meetings on that,” he says. “I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show, which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.”
While meetings don’t necessarily mean Paul will be part of the franchise, he says he’s “excited” to see it come to life.” Paul adds he “definitely will not” turn down the chance to star in it, if given the opportunity.