Aaron Paul: It would be cool to star in The Dark Tower
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2016
Aaron Paul has teased his fans over whether he will be starring in 'The Dark Tower' by admitting it would be "pretty cool" to land a role in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's books
Aaron Paul thinks it would be "pretty cool" to land a role in 'The Dark Tower'.
The 36-year-old actor has publicly declared his interest in a part in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's series of novels of the same name.
When asked what his next project is, he told Yahoo Movies: "'Dark Tower' ... I think being in 'Dark Tower' would be pretty cool."
He also then revealed he has spoken to King but refused to reveal the details of their conversation.
Paul said: "Those rumours are floating around. I spoke with Stephen King the other night. He was like, 'Hey, I have something for you.' And I thought he was going to offer me a Pixar film, and so I, of course, got excited."
To further tease his fans and devotees of the books, the 'Breaking Bad' star messaged King on Twitter.
He tweeted the horror and fantasy author: "Dear @StephenKing, How goes it my friend? So, about these Dark Tower rumors. What are your thoughts? Could you put in a good word for me? Ap (sic)"
To which King, 68, replied: "@aaronpaul_8 Indeed I will. I'm a big fan. (sic)"
Although it is unclear if Paul, 36, will be appearing in 'The Dark Tower', Matthew McConaughey is believed to have accepted a role in the project.
Writer and filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel is already on board to direct from a script written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinker which is primarily based on the first book in King's 'The Dark Tower' series, 'The Gunslinger'.
The novel is mixture of horror and fantasy and tells the story of a gunslinger who has dedicated his life to locating The Dark Tower - which is the nexus of the universe - before evil invades and ends all existence by destroying it.
'The Dark Tower' is slated for release in January 2017.