Aintitcool‘s Quint caught up with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul at sundance and brought up Stephen King’s book series The Dark Tower, saying he imagined Aaron would be an awesome Eddie Dean – I couldn’t see it at first, but I’m warming to it – and, surprisingly, Paul revealed that Quint isn’t the only one to be thinking that way.
Talking about the seven – eight, if you include The Wind Through the Keyhole – book series and Eddie’s character, Aaron said: “I have not read them all. He shows up midway through the second book, right?”
Eddie Dean is a drug mule and user who winds up in Midworld, the desert world on the edge of reality, inhabited by Roland, the gunslinger, who is on a mission to save, well, everything. Eddie becomes a part of Roland’s Ka-tet, his group of gunslingers who fight for the side of good. It would be an amazing role…
“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), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it [The Dark Tower].”
Hold on, did Paul just confirm that, not only is he aware of the role, but he has spoken to Ron Howard, the man fighting to get the series up and running?! Yes, yes he did…
He goes on to talk about the plans to make the story an onscreen reality: “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.”
So, while there’s nothing concrete, we at least know that, while it’s not talked about much at the minute, plans are definitely in motion.
Long days and pleasant nights.