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More Dark Tower movie/TV rumours… is Liam Neeson interested?

January 23rd, 2014 by Marc Comments

See, this is how it goes, no Dark Tower news or rumours for ages then Boom! An explosion of the damned things…

We reported during the week that Aaron Paul had confirmed he’d ‘had talks’ about the role of Eddie Dean in the Dark Tower movies and TV series (Here), which are adapted from Stephen King’s masterpiece book series, and now it looks like there’s more news to be had. Though, file under ‘rumour’ for now.

According to Schmoes Know, Aaron Paul’s comments on the idea being to bring it to cinema and TV is true and it could have its home at Netflix: “Ron Howard is going to make this with MRC and Imagine for around $60 million or so. And he’s likely doing this next. There’s going to be a TV series as well since it’s MRC and I’m thinking it may end up being at Netflix.”

So, we knew this already from ages ago, but this next part is new; it seems that Ireland’s own Liam Neeson is interested in being part of the project. Now, while there’s no news on what role he would want – The Crimson King? or perhaps Flagg? – the rumour is he wants the role of the main character, Roland of Gilead, but it’s all just speculation at this stage. Personally, I see him as Cort, the grizzled, bitter old warrior who trained the young Roland but that’s just my tuppence.

So what do you all think? Is Neeson the man to play Roland? I certainly think he has what it takes, it’s just nothing like how i see him in my head.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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