According to Cinema Blend on Jan. 21, for those fans familiar with the character of Eddie Dean in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower", it turns out that "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul has been meeting Ron Howard on a regular basis in portraying a character in a film version of King's literary franchise. Aaron had been promoting a new film at the Sundance Film Festival and was asked if he was ever considered for the part of Dean in the series.
"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".
For those who haven't read the books, the Eddie Dean character is a 23-year old heroin addict that is lured into the realm of the gunslinger character Roland. He wasn't to really all too accepting of Dean, but his sense of humor reminded him of a former companion that caused a bit of familiarity that comforted him.
Since multiple meetings with Howard have already came and went, though it's nothing is actually confirmed yet of Paul's future with the film, its no surprise that this means the wheels are in motion. Though in the pass Warner Brothers and Universal had already passed on the idea of a TV version, times are different now. That being said, if Peter Jackson could take the small "Hobbit" book and make spread it out into three films, there's no telling what Howard could do with this macabre franchise. This could mean that Hollywood could probably figure out the means by bringing on its success.