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Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in THE DARK TOWER

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Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in THE DARK TOWER

russell_crowe_wallpaper The big screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Dark Tower may go into production soon, with Russell Crowe reportedly in talks to star. In March this year, Universal quit The Dark Tower and Warner Bros. won rights to produce an adaptation of Dark Tower and it too appeared to be thinking about making a movie and a TV series, which would screen on its HBO channel. Javier Bardem was once attached to play the gun slinging anti-hero lead, Roland Deschain, but may have been lost in the transition. Rumors suggested that director Ron Howard is in talks with Oscar winner Crowe to star as Deschain. Vet writer Akiva Goldsman is turning in a new script shortly, and within the next two weeks the studio will either decide to move forward with the project or drop it completely. As for now, the plan is still to make the franchise as a trilogy and two television series. We’ll keep you posted on further Dark Tower developments as they arise. Dark_Tower_by_andyfactor
In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld”, his world’s analogue of King Arthur. The world he lives in is quite different from our own, yet it bears striking similarities to it. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. While the magical aspects are largely gone from Mid-World, some vestiges of them remain, along with the relics of a highly advanced, but long vanished, society. Roland’s quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Roland’s world is said to have “moved on”, and indeed it appears to be coming apart at the seams as mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Even the Sun sometimes rises in the north and sets in the east. As the series opens, Roland’s motives, goals and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries.

Source: Deadline

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