It seems Hollywood is eager to get Matthew McConaughey into a Stephen King adaptation. Last year, the actor was sought for Warner Bros.‘ “The Stand,” but that didn’t really pan out. Now, Sony and Media Rights Capital is looking to hook the actor for an even bigger endeavor.
The actor is circling “The Dark Tower,” with Nikolaj Arcel (“A Royal Affair“) writing and directing the first movie in what will be a multi-film series that will be complemented with a TV show. The actor has reportedly been offered both Roland the gunslinger, and Padick aka The Man In Black, and McConaughey is more keen on the latter. But whether or not he actually takes the gig remains to be seen. It’s worth remembering the actor recently turned down “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2,” but perhaps this is a better draw given that it’s not a sequel, and he’ll have a central part in a massive project.
“The Dark Tower” is set to open on January 13, 2017 so likely lots of new forthcoming as this gears up to start shooting next year. [The Wrap/Variety]