What the director offered was nothing we haven't really heard before, however, it does raise the question: Who will play Roland the gunslinger? It seemed that Javier Bardem was a lock, but that might not be the case after all.
"We had to pull back to our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but 'Dark Tower' is moving forward. We're thinking of starting in early spring now. I can't really say who'll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest. We'll know by the end of the summer, when our flashing green light goes solid."
Howard intends to shoot three "Dark Tower" films and bridge them with a television series.