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I remember hearing something a few years ago, I want to say... It may be true, Kelloween. Then again, I also had a dream, apparently, where Beyond Belief was returning with Luke Perry as the host, so I am probably not the best person to answer your question:D
 

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This was the last news I read about this, dated Jan. 21 & 23, 2014, all purely speculation at this point though:

Is Liam Neeson Interested In 'Gunslinger' Role In Ron Howard's THE DARK TOWER?


Earlier today we reported that Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul has had a "ton of meetings" regarding the role of Eddie Dean in Ron Howard's take on The Dark Tower. Now obviously if actors are taking meetings, that means there's finally some movement on the ambitious movie/tv crossover adaptation, so The Schmoes did some digging and turned up the following.

"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."

Oh, and one more thing: he hears Liam Neeson is interested. Now he didn't elaborate, so we're just assuming it's for the lead role of Roland Dechain..after all there aren't really any other main roles Neeson could play. That's all we got for now - but The Schmoes have been on point with their scoops thus far so expect to hear something further on all things Dark Tower pretty soon. For now, could anyone possibly have a problem with Neeson playing Roland?

Aaron Paul Says He's Had "A Ton Of Meetings" With Ron Howard For 'The Dark Tower' As Project May Be Back On

Last time we checked in on the long-brewing ambitious adaptation of “The Dark Tower,” Ron Howard had been courting streaming giant Netflix but word at the time was to wait until all the madness surrounding season four of “Arrested Development” died down before seriously considering anything. And here we are, six months later, with news that seems to point to actual progress on the iconic Stephen King saga.

Stumping for “Hellion”at the Sundance Film Festival—read our review here—Aaron Paul spoke with Ain’t It Cool News (via Hey U Guys) about a series of meetings regarding a character that’s a fan favorite. Apparently, like many King fans who tuned into “Breaking Bad,” Howard thought Paul would be a canny fit for the former-heroin-addict-turned-gunslinger Eddie Dean, or as Paul put it: “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,' naturally), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it. I’m excited.”

And that’s not the only actor Howard’s been keeping up with, at least if Schmoes Know (via JoBlo) is to believed. According to the site’s source—meaning, taking this with a grain of salt—Liam Neeson “is interested” in taking on the project, presumably as the series’ lead Roland. The source also says that the “Rush” director “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.” While we don’t doubt there is some actual movement happening on the project, we just can’t see how a potential franchise starter—Paul said “their goal is to do three films”—could make do with anything less than $60 million, even if Howard’s last film was independently financed for $38 million. Besides, as the past years have shown, everything is far from certain when it comes to “The Dark Tower.”
 

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This thing has been in turnaround hell for years. I'll believe it when I see it either on my TV or on the big screen.

I always saw Viggo Mortensen as Roland since Eastwood hasn't been the right age since the 70s. Aaron Paul would be good as Eddie, not sure about Susannah/Detta, maybe Danai Gurira?
 
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