Ron Howard Explains THE DARK TOWER Delay; Javier Bardem Not Yet Confirmed to Star
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 25th, 2011 at 11:02 am
I admire Ron Howard’s for his incredible ambition in trying to adapt Steven King’s The Dark Tower series into a trilogy of films with a TV series as the connective tissue between movies. I don’t think he’ll be able to pull it off because he’s a bland director who thoughts that The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons needed to be humorless messes that retained all of the stupidity of the novels.
But earlier in May, Universal considered pulling out of The Dark Tower due to budget concerns. The following week, we reported that Universal was working to bring down the budget and had pushed back the film’s start date. Howard has now provided an update on the project’s status. According to Howard, they’re now eyeing a spring 2012 start date but they’re stilling waiting for the green light. Hit the jump for the full quote from Howard where he also casts doubt on the involvement of Javier Bardem. http://collider.com/dark-tower-ron-howard-delay-javier-bardem/92849/