While a Dark Tower movie may be a real longshot, we’re still hoping for the best on this one. Maybe Ron Howard’s not the right guy for a genre classic, but he’s always been a pro who gets the job done, and he’s passionate about doing this project, which is what you want from a filmmaker.
Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad has recently claimed that he’s talked to Ron Howard about playing Eddie Dean in the movie, but Goldsman said there’s no official casting going on right now either.
Howard’s going to be busy with other movies for a while. He’s finishing up his next film, Heart of the Sea, and will next follow up with a movie called Inferno, so if the Dark Tower happens, it’s going to be a ways away from now. Howard has promised that he will take a vow of silence until things are really happening, but he knows that internet rumors, like hope, always spring eternal.