Ron Howard’s Dark Tower Still Alive, Aaron Paul Has Had Meetings About Eddie Dean Role

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An intriguing, long-gestating project just got even more intriguing. Aaron Paul is at Sundance right now promoting his new film Hellion, and got pretty talkative during an interview wherein Ain’t It Cool News raised a hypothetical.

Has Paul ever read Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and wouldn’t he be great for the role of Eddie Dean, the fanboy site ponders out loud to the actor. Well, turns out, the scenario is actually a very real possibility. Here’s a bit of the exchange:

Quint: For what it’s worth when I watched the first season of Breaking Bad I immediately thought you’d be perfect as Eddie Dean in a Dark Tower movie. I don’t know if you’ve read those books…

Aaron Paul: I have not read them all. He shows up midway through the second book, right?

Quint: Yes. I know it’s typecasting a little bit, but you’d be my choice for the part.

Aaron Paul: Thank you. I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show (Breaking Bad, naturally), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.

And Paul also goes on to confirm what’s been long rumored, that it’s an ambitious undertaking with a film trilogy in addition to a TV component:

Aaron Paul: 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.

Last we heard nearly a year ago, several ways of adapting the books were on the table, but if Paul is as in the loop as he seems to be, it appears the original plan is back on track. And if they’re actively having meetings with potential cast members, maybe Dark Tower is a lot closer than we think.

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