Russell Crowe eyes 'The Dark Tower'
Published Aug 3 2012, 09:33 BST | By Hugh Armitage Russell Crowe
has entered talks for The Dark Tower
The actor would play lead role Roland Deschain in the adaptation of Stephen King's franchise, reports Deadline
will soon receive a script from Akiva Goldsman, with the intention of making a decision on whether to greenlight the first installation of the ambitious and troubled project within the next two weeks.The Dark Tower
centres around Deschain, the last of an order of warriors called the Gunslingers, who travels with his motley companions through a crumbling world in search of the titular hub of all reality.
The seven-volume series has spawned numerous Marvel Comics adaptations and, recently, a new novel The Wind Through the Keyhole
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Goldsman initially envisioned the project as several films linked by television series.
Warner Bros rescued the project
earlier this year after it was abandoned
by Universal Pictures over budgetary concerns.
Javier Bardem was previously connected
to the role of Deschain.
Crowe will star in the upcoming Noah
and Man of Steel