Is Liam Neeson Interested In 'Gunslinger' Role In Ron Howard's THE DARK TOWER?

Is Liam Neeson Interested In 'Gunslinger' Role In Ron Howard's THE DARK TOWER?

The Schmoes' "Phantom" scooper is back with some exciting news..this time revolving around the long gestating adaptation of Stephen King's hugely popular series of fantasy/horror novels. He reckons Neeson is interested in a role, and it's likely the lead role of Roland "The Gunslinger" Deschain.

Earlier today we reported that Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul has had a "ton of meetings" regarding the role of Eddie Dean in Ron Howard's take on The Dark Tower. Now obviously if actors are taking meetings, that means there's finally some movement on the ambitious movie/tv crossover adaptation, so The Schmoes did some digging and turned up the following.

"Ron Howard is going to make this with MRC and Imagine for around 60 million or so. And he’s likely doing this next. There’s going to be a TV series as well since it’s MRC and I’m thinking it may end up being at Netflix."

Oh, and one more thing: he hears Liam Neeson is interested. Now he didn't elaborate, so we're just assuming it's for the lead role of Roland Dechain..after all there aren't really any other main roles Neeson could play. That's all we got for now - but The Schmoes have been on point with their scoops thus far so expect to hear something further on all things Dark Tower pretty soon. For now, could anyone possibly have a problem with Neeson playing Roland?
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Desrow - 1/21/2014, 6:04 PM
Viggo Mortensen or gtfo
MrCBM56 - 1/21/2014, 6:08 PM

Does he even act anymore?
ALegendaryPanda - 1/21/2014, 6:16 PM

Does he even lift?
Reasonnnn - 1/21/2014, 6:17 PM
@MrCBM56 Yeah, just more auteur/foreign stuff. He hasn't pulled a Jack Nicholson/Sean Connery yet.
NoPhucksGiven - 1/21/2014, 6:24 PM
I wouldn't give a [frick] if he played a lightpole, get him in the [frick]ing movie. He is one of the few good actors left.
xfan320 - 1/21/2014, 6:24 PM
60 million seems a little low for a project like this... I really hope that's just the budget for the first film only!
crazyray - 1/21/2014, 6:27 PM
@ALegendaryPanda. . . LMFAO. Slow clap for you, good sir.
Pasto - 1/21/2014, 6:28 PM
JonStarkgaryen - 1/21/2014, 6:30 PM
Works for me!
Omarvls - 1/21/2014, 6:33 PM
60 Million for Dark Tower
Might as well not do it

This would have to be at least a trilogy if not 4 to 5
chewish - 1/21/2014, 6:34 PM
Get Clint Eastwood's son, he looks just like him.

I don't know if he can act though...
JonStarkgaryen - 1/21/2014, 6:45 PM
@omarv that was for the first installment, not the series....
marvel72 - 1/21/2014, 6:45 PM
liam neeson has "a particular set of skills" that he brings to all his roles.
SuperCat - 1/21/2014, 6:48 PM
SuperCat - 1/21/2014, 6:49 PM
NoPhucksGiven - 1/21/2014, 6:56 PM

LoL dat ass. Dem tits.
SuperCat - 1/21/2014, 6:59 PM
@ NoPhucksGiven

KilledHal9000 - 1/21/2014, 6:59 PM
It would most likely be a 60 million budget because they would just make "The Gunslinger" Neeson could play The Man in Black.
MrCBM56 - 1/21/2014, 6:59 PM

As much as I love Peyton Manning, Seahwaks will win.
NoPhucksGiven - 1/21/2014, 7:05 PM

They got good D but denvers Offense is just too overpowered. This is mannings yr.
MightyZeus - 1/21/2014, 7:07 PM
Yes. The Dark Tower could still be happening there is still hope. Liam Neeson would be exceptional if he where to act in The Dark Tower. I think a trilogy for The Dark Tower would be appropriate but the budget is what worries me. It just seems a little too low.
MrCBM56 - 1/21/2014, 7:10 PM

I agree. This has been a great year for Manning.
MrCBM56 - 1/21/2014, 7:11 PM
FUN FACT! Seattle and Denver are only two cities with legalized marijuana, and they're playing each other. I find that funny for some odd reason.
Cerebro - 1/21/2014, 7:14 PM
If this is really happening I can not wait for the city Lud, and the Wolves.
TheDudeRises - 1/21/2014, 7:26 PM
Could possibly be an interesting Man in Black. Not really feeling him for Roland. I would rather it be somebody like Jon Hamm
Objectivelybiased - 1/21/2014, 7:28 PM
I just don't see him as Roland. I can see him as The leader of the Big Coffin Hunters (sorry name escapes me ...its been awhile since Wizard and the Glass) or even Flagg. Wait, oh god, yes ...please be Flagg!
Nivekian - 1/21/2014, 7:35 PM
Viggo Mortenson.
KnobGoblin - 1/21/2014, 7:41 PM
Liam Neeson can do whatever he wants, because he's Liam-phucking-Neeson!
Mankzin2 - 1/21/2014, 7:57 PM
Viggo for Roland, Liam for Walter.
DrunkenNukem - 1/21/2014, 7:58 PM
TAKEN his cousin is getting kidnapped
Dusk - 1/21/2014, 8:02 PM
I fancasted Liam almost 2 YEARS ago for Roland!!! Check it out!!!

Moviefanatic14 - 1/21/2014, 8:55 PM
Isn't Liam neeson to old to play Roland?
Brady1138 - 1/21/2014, 9:14 PM
Oh my goodness, GIVE US NEWS!!!

I'm so tired of speculation and rumors!

It's not "Liam Neeson is cast for The Dark Tower",

it's not "Liam Neeson is in discussion to be in The Dark Tower",

it's not even "Liam Neeson is Interested in leading The Dark Tower"

but "IS Liam Neeson Interested in 'Gunslinger' Role in The Dark Tower [QUESTION MARK!!!!!]"

This isn't news!
breakUbatman - 1/21/2014, 9:31 PM
My personal choice for Roland would be Daniel Craig especially when I saw him in Cowboys and Aliens plus his blue eyes seem to be Gunslingerish

Daniel Craig as Jake Lonergan in Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (actor)
Moviefanatic14 - 1/21/2014, 9:45 PM
My pick would be Hugh jackman as he looks like a younger clint Eastwood, and my second pick would be Andrew Lincoln
breakUbatman - 1/21/2014, 9:49 PM
Though the books do say Roland resembles Stephen King somewhat. Actually wonder what they'll do about Sai King...
BatsInTheCloset - 1/21/2014, 10:29 PM
in no way is he roland. maybe marten? maybe stephen deschain? by no means roland for any reason
TheRealGoku - 1/22/2014, 4:42 AM
Nah, Neeson is a good actor but wrong for Roland. They need a younger lesser known actor with Talent.
GodzillaKart - 1/22/2014, 5:25 AM
Hmmm. Neeson is actually a pretty good for Roland.
GodzillaKart - 1/22/2014, 5:26 AM
Yeah, perhaps Neeson is too old, but height and demeanor are spot on.
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