Deadline is reporting that Javier Bardem has been offered the lead in Universal's planned adaptation of Steven King's The Dark Tower. The seven-novel series, thought to be unfilmable (I just made that up, but considering it's seven books long--not counting the prequel comics and planned eighth book--I bet some people have said it's unfilmable), tells of an Eastwood-esque gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his epic journey to find the titular spire. Ron Howard is committed to direct, and plans to stretch the story across three films and likely a limited NBC series, drawing some comparisons to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy in terms of scope. Also in terms of nerd things with towers.
And while we're on the subject of Peter Jackson, The Hobbit is delayed yet again because that guy's got a perforated ulcer. I'm betting on bees swarming Ian McKellen next.
I hope no one was really looking forward to Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, because, sorry, we aren't doing that anymore. The ginger director and his lamentable screenwriter had been hoping to stretch King's seven-plus books across a... / Continue →
Though there were rumors that her infidelity would cost her the lead role--in accordance with Universal's longstanding edict that woman not layeth with thine director--Kristen Stewart claims she's still our Snow White in whatever the follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman is.... / Continue →
Using the same casting strategy that led Ving Rhames to play the title role in USA's short-lived revival of Kojak, Universal Pictures has decided the similarly already-bald Vin Diesel is just the conveniently shorn guy to assume the part in a feature film. It just seemed easies... / Continue →