Dark Tower: Aaron Paul as Eddie Dean?

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Although it may seem that a The Dark Tower movie might never happen, according to a recent interview with Aaron Paul… don’t believe the (lack of) hype. Ron Howard still owns the rights to the Stephen King legendary story that tells the tale of Eddie Dean and his epic adventures. The former Breaking Bad star reported that he has in fact, “had a ton of meetings on that.” Wait, what?!

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Paul (soon to be seen in Need for Speed) has met with Howard about the possibility of taking on the role of Dean, and from the sounds of it, the word epic used before to describe Dean’s journey may be exactly right. 

“I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show (Breaking Bad),” Paul said to Ain't it Cool News. “Which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am.”

According to Paul, “They’re definitely planning on making it.” To which, millions of The Dark Tower fans exhaled.

In terms of details of the Howard-led project, it sounds massive. “I’m excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting,” Paul said. “From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character.” 

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