Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LILJA'S LIBRARY: Aaron Paul A Possible For Eddie Dean



Posted from my favorite Stephen King website, Lilja's Library:

Aaron Paul as Eddie Dean? Well, maybe. This is from Cinema Blend:

We’ve heard this before. But Paul was in Sundance recently promoting a new film, and was asked by Ain’t It Cool News about the Dark Tower books and whether he’d ever been considered for Dean. The character is a strung-out junkie pulled into a mystical realm by the story’s main hero, Roland, a gunslinger. Dean becomes a hero, despite his numerous flaws. Sounds a lot like Jessie, no? Anyway, Paul says that he hasn’t read all of the books (there are seven), but dropped this huge bomb:

Here is what he said...
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, 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. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character.

5 comments:

  1. I read this on Bev Vincent's Twitter page and more DT news MRC/Netflix and Imagine with a rumor of Liam Neeson being interested. (Thanks Bev for the great info)...

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  2. I think he's too old, but if they age everyone up so as to help with the issue of Jake's age, then he'd be just right.

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  3. I've been picturing him at *that* age for so long, even if they do age Jake, I'd have problems accepting it.

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  4. I'll admit, while it's someone like Adam Storch I hear in my head for the voice at least, I have to admit I don't necessarily see a problem with Paul for Eddie.

    That said, you won't believe who Hans Lilja cites for a possible Roland:

    http://www.liljas-library.com/article.php?id=3949

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  5. Too bad Scott Glenn is even older than Liam Neeson - I think Glenn could've nailed the role of Roland, the Last Gunslinger.

    Considering the age - limitations and everything, my choice for Roland is (wait for it):

    Thomas Jane

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