It was eight months ago that we first heard that director Ron Howard, writer Akiva Goldsman and producer Brian Grazer had acquired the rights to Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' and were planning an ambitious multi-platform adaptation of the seven-book series that would span three films and two seasons of television. After much speculation as to what a Howard-directed fantasy epic would look like, plus the wringing of sweaty, fanboy hands over the potential quality of such an endeavor, the LA Times has an excellent "first look" of sorts at the current status of the project.

As the headline suggests, a series of names are thrown about for the role of Roland Deschain, a wandering Gunslinger who goes on an epic quest across multiple dimensions to reach the fabled Dark Tower and save the universe from destruction, and Howard doesn't shoot any of them down: Viggo Mortensen, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and John Hamm.
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