MTV caught up with producer Brian Grazer who expressed Javier Bardem’s commitment to the forthcoming The Dark Tower adaptation.
“He’s locked in psychologically,” Grazer said of Bardem’s desire to play Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger. “He really wants to do it, so we’re absolutely rooting for him to do it.”
Ron Howard will direct the first of a potential trilogy that will also go multi-platform. Universal is aiming for a May 17, 2013 release. The books chronicle the mysterious The Gunslinger as he travels across a desolate and vaguely post-apocalyptic landscape in his quest for a black tower. Portals along the way eventually allow contact with our own modern world.