In some impressive news today, it’s being reported by The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed for a major role in the upcoming cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
What’s interesting here is that the two outlets are reporting conflicting stories. Firstly, The Wrap claims that the Academy Award winner is being lined up for the lead role of The Gunslinger, aka Roland Deschain, whilst THR claims that McConaughey is up for the film’s villain, The Man in Black, aka Randall Flagg.
The basic premise of King’s Dark Tower, which encompasses eight novels and even ties-in with other books, follows The Gunslinger on his quest towards a mysterious tower in a world gone to hell. As well as a big screen movie, there’s also a tie-in TV series in development as well.
Nikolaj Arcel, best known for helming the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and A Royal Affair, is to direct the big screen Dark Tower, which has a screenplay in place from A Beautiful Mind’s Akiva Goldsman and The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Jeff Pinkner and will be produced by Ron Howard.
The Dark Tower is currently set for a January 13th, 2017 release.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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