Dark Tower's Gunsligner cast?
I do find it hard to believe, but the rumour is out there that J.J. Abrams already has his Gunsligner in sight for the lead of the adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, the seven novels that take the Gunslinger, and the reader, through an incredible journey.
What's more is it appears to be the actor of the moment, the one who has taken over two iconic film roles at the same time, that of Batman and John Connor.
Personally I think this is really early days to be talking about casting such a role, and I'm not convinced this is something official from the inner workings of the production, especially as it's clear that Abrams and his team will be some way off working on this film considering what's on their slate, and the obvious call will be to produce another Star Trek film first.
The rumour comes from Michael Sheen who's apparently been commenting on Twitter, the usual unreliable source where the constraints of one hundred and forty characters can be taken as marketing, comedy or just plain misinterpreted above anything else, and in this case I'm inclined to believe that it's an early, off the cuff comment.
Saying that, the rumour from Sheen through Digital Spy sounds like a good one. You can see Christian Bale as the Gunslinger, a role that needs someone to cut the same figure as Clint Eastwood did in the early spaghetti westerns, and that looks like Bale.
However Abrams himself has already stated that it's going to be some time before we see work begin on any of the Dark Tower films, after all there's Lost to finish first, and I'm sure he'll be being pressed as we speak for another Star Trek film.
Do you think that Christian Bale makes a good Roland Deschain aka The Gunslinger? If not who would be better?