Aaron Paul To Join “The Dark Tower”?

Since the end of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” actor Aaron Paul has been in demand for various film and TV projects, one of which being “Need for Speed” opening in March.

Now, speaking with AICN, he revealed he’s also been in consideration for the elaborate film trilogy/two-season limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy saga “The Dark Tower”. Specifically he seems suited for the role of Eddie Dean, a character introduced in the second book. He says:

“I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show (Breaking Bad), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it. I’m excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character.”

In the novels, Dean was a drug-addicted New Yorker who pulled to the world of The Dark Tower where he joined Roland Deschain in his quest. The status of the project is uncertain at this point.