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Aaron Paul and Liam Neeson Up for Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower'

January 22, 2014 (4:49 am) GMT
The 'Breaking Bad' actor would love to play Eddie Dean, while the 'Taken' star is reportedly eying the role of Roland Deschain.

"" is still moving forward, despite being passed on by two big studios, Universal and then Warner Bros. confirms he has had meetings to play Eddie Dean, while is reportedly interested to portray the male lead, Roland Deschain.

"I've had a ton of meetings on that," the "" actor spilled to Ain't It Cool News. "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," he added. "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."

Meanwhile, Schmoes Know which brought the Liam Neeson report learns that Howard "is going to make this with MRC and Imagine for around 60 million or so. And he's likely doing this next. There's going to be a TV series as well since it's MRC and I'm thinking it may end up being at Netflix."

An adaptation of Stephen King's novel, the long-delayed film will follow gunslinger Roland who travels across a desolate and vaguely post-apocalyptic landscape in his quest for a black tower. Akiva Goldsman reportedly provides the screenplay.

and were previously tipped to play the lead role, and J.J. Abrams was once linked to the project when it was first announced in 2007.

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