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Aaron Paul Says He's Had "A Ton Of Meetings" With Ron Howard For 'The Dark Tower' As Project May Be Back On

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 23, 2014 9:23 AM
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Last time we checked in on the long-brewing ambitious adaptation of “The Dark Tower,” Ron Howard had been courting streaming giant Netflix but word at the time was to wait until all the madness surrounding season four of “Arrested Development” died down before seriously considering anything. And here we are, six months later, with news that seems to point to actual progress on the iconic Stephen King saga.

'Battlestar Galactica' Veteran Mark Verheiden To Co-Write & Exec Produce 'Dark Tower' TV Series

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2011 1:48 AM
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Considering the lack of adventurous spirit shown across his entire directing career to date, it's still kind of staggering to think about the ambition of Ron Howard's next project. An adaptation of the seven books in Stephen King's dense, meta-textual, sometimes-just-plain-weird "The Dark Tower" series, planned to stretch across three films and two separate TV series, mostly using the same cast, it's truly something of a scope that's never really been attempted before. And somehow, despite our gut telling us that Howard would find it tricky to land an A-lister considering the scope of the project, he looks to have signed up the much-in-demand Oscar-winner Javier Bardem as the gunslinging hero of the series. Not too shabby so far, then.

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