First of all, settle down. There is no Dark Tower movie… yet, although one is in the works and apparently has been for a while now and is actually set to come out on May 17, 2013, although that more than likely won’t be when it comes out. However, it’s nice to see one is in the works.
The Dark Tower, for those who don’t know, is a series of books by legendary author Stephen King. It has spawned a comic book series, an online game and a legion of fans worldwide. It is highly regarded as one of his best sets of works and is an epic all in its own right.
The Dark Tower is about the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain of Gilead and his adventures to the Dark Tower. I recently finished reading the third book and highly await my purchase later today of the fourth to get started on it ASAP.
Ron Howard is slated to direct it with Warner Bros. backing it. I found all of this info out on the website darktowermovies.com, which is the perfect site and domain to purchase before the movies come out. Whoever jumped on that was smart, even though I’m sure they’ll use something else in the end.
Since the movie is going to come out and there is talk that Javier Bardem is going to be filling the role of Roland, I’ve been thinking of my own actors to play the rest of the cast.
Javier, you might recall, was in Eat Pray Love as Felipe. He was also in No Country For Old Men as Anton Chigurh. He looks the part and is a much better selection for the role than my pick, John Marston from Red Dead Redemption.
Obviously my choice couldn’t happen since he’s a video game character. Also a younger Clint Eastwood would be nice, but that can’t happen either.
In the role of Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker/Susannah Dean, I think the perfect fit for her would be Rutina Wesley of True Blood fame.
She has the accent, the attitude, and she isn’t too bad lookin’ either. Every time Susannah speaks in the books, I immediately think of Rutina.
As far as Eddie Dean and Jake Chambers go, I haven’t thought much on that since younger guys are required to play the parts. However, I do think Christian Slater would have been good for Eddie, you know, if he were younger.
Finally, as Randall Flagg I picture Voldemort.
So there it is. I know on Stephen King’s online community they have their own choices as to who they think would play best in these roles. But I don’t hang out there, so my word is naturally only my word. Are you looking forward to these movies? Currently it’s slated for 3 and a TV series as well. I know I’m looking forward to it. I hope to have the entire series read before they come out though. Hopefully they don’t screw it up like Syfy is about to screw up Eyes Of The Dragon.