Ron Howard took some time to rap with Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming adaptation of The Dark Tower and it looks like this thing is quickly turning into the”Arrested Development” movie. Production has been pushed back due to budget and scripting delays. That, and it doesn’t seem like Javier Bardem is totally locked in 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.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Whoa!! Whoa!!! Wait one exact minute. Brian Grazer said that Bardem was “locked in psychologically.” Are we now to believe that obtuse phrase means nothing? That’s the last time I trust an adult dressed as Bart Simpson.