There is perhaps a question mark over how Eddie will be introduced in the film, considering that he doesn’t actually appear until the second book of King’s series, The Drawing of the Three. There has been rumours that the first film will cover more than just the series’ first story,The Gunslinger, and will actually start in the middle of the story, with Roland’s ka-tet fully formed.
However, King recently revealed that the first line of the movie would be: “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” That, of course, is the first line from The Gunslinger, when Roland is on the hunt for Walter O’Dim.
The first Dark Tower movie is slated for release on January 13, 2017.
We know Paul has coveted the role for a while now:
“@ThomasStratman: @aaronpaul_8 if theres a Dark Tower movie you gotta promise me you’ll play eddie dean” Trust me. HUGE dream of mine.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 11, 2012