From Breaking Bad to Gunslinger: Aaron Paul in Talks for The Dark Tower

Whilst promoting his film Hellion at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul revealed that he has recently met with Ron Howard about a possible role in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

For those who are not aware of the book series, The Dark Tower is a series of books written by Stephen King which transcends a number of genres including including fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western.

When asked about the meetings Paul said:

“I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of [‘Breaking Bad’], which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.

I’m excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character.”

Aaron Paul fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet as meetings don’t necessarily mean it will happen. However, knowing the fact that they have had several meetings about the project there is a good chance this may go ahead.

Tags : Aaron PaulBreaking BadEddie DeanRon HowardStephen KingThe Dark Tower
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[HORROR AND SCI-FI EDITOR] Jon Dickinson graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on PR and Multimedia. Since graduating he has contributed to several publications and regularly attends some of the biggest film festivals in the UK including Film4 Frightfest.