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Nikolaj Arcel tipped to direct the first movie in The Dark Tower series…

June 2nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Has Roland of Gilead’s epic trip to the Dark Tower found its (first) director?

Deadline are reporting that Nikolaj Arcel is the hot favourite to step onto the path for Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series. Or at least the first movie, The Gunslinger.

It seems that Arcel will be involved in rewrites and then directing the movie over at Sony and Media Rights Capital.

The Gunslinger is reportedly the first movie in King’s massive story, with a TV series also being developed by MRC, with Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins and King himself producing.

Arcel co-wrote the Swedish version of the Stieg Larsson novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and directed A Royal Affair.

It’s both scary and exhilarating that this is finally happening, as a fan of The Dark Tower series of books and the journey of  Roland of Gilead, the lone Gunslinger on a quest to the Tower at the centre of reality where he hopes to save the world, the universe and, well, everything.

If you haven’t read it, I’d recommend diving in right away.

Now… who will play the main cast? Let the speculation begin.

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….