So there is a rumor that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Star Trek) and Stephen King are talking.
Talking about making not one, not two, but seven Dark Tower movies. Whether these movies will be based on the novels or the graphic novels is unknown at this point.
Today I went to see an old friend of mine and we got to talking about this possible series and who we would cast as each of the characters. The list follows:
My ideal “Dark Tower” movie cast:
Roland- Mickey Rourke
One bad ass (see Sin City “Marv”) I think he could play Roland
very well and be versatile enough to encompass all that Roland is
Eddie- Johnny Depp or Christan
Johnny Depp can do anything and do it well. He is very versatile and
can convince people that he is a crazed Heroin addict who becomes
a gunslinger. Christan Bale is big right now and shows off his
gunslinger/ sword fu in Equilibrium
Cuthbert- Ryan Reynolds
Sexy, smart ass, and cut. Ryan played Dead pool perfectly and I can
hear him mouthing off to Roland. I could also see him as Eddie.
Jake- Ed Sanders
This little guy stole my heart and the show in Sweeney Todd. He
also works really well with Johnny Depp. I think he is one talented
Susannah- Judy Reyes or Jada Pickett
Both a strong women who have done well in their fields. Jada is
an overall phenomenal woman. And I loved Judy as Carla on Scrubs
for the past eight years. She was never afraid to speak her mind
and she was vulnerable and tough at the same time.
Cort- Bruce Willis
Bald bad ass
That is all
Man in Black- Cillian Murphy
The Scarecrow in both new Batman movies. Creepy to a t, especially
with those eyes of his. He could do Man in Black very well.
Stephen Deschain/ Narrator- Sam
Classic old cowboy actor
The Crimson King- voice of Mark
You may laugh but he played a very creepy Joker in the old Batman
cartoon and he does creepy crazy well.
One of the Coffin Hunters- Ron
Susan- Natalie Portman
Susan is younger but Natalie is fresh faced enough to pull it off
plus she did really well in V for Vendetta.
I can picture each of these actors/actresses in my mind. They are well known, phenomenal talents that could take this epic project head on and do well. Succeed. Blow the competition away. If J.J Abrams and Stephen King have an ounce of sense, maybe they would cast these people and win not only Oscars but a chance to make beautiful, epic movies that are true to the novels or graphic novels and loved by Dark Tower Fans.
At least that is what I think. Cast suggestions are welcome 😉