Thursday, December 10, 2015

Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as Walter?

Deadline is reporting that Idris Elba (Luthor, Pacific Rim) has potentially been tapped to play the lead role in The Dark Tower movies. No deal is signed but apparently director Nikolaj Arcel and the producers are interested. The actor might be facing off against Matthew McConaughey who would plan Walter O'Dim aka Randall Flagg aka...well he has a lot of names but from the first movie he is simply the Man in Black and the series main big bad. If talking about casting again it seems like a good sign the film might go forward again. I am very interested to see how they interpret the books which are not really ideal for a movie series but probably be just fine for a TV series a la The Walking Dead. Turns out there was some controversy in some quarters on the casting choice but Stephen King gave it a seal of approval.