The Dark Tower Adaptation Adds Star Power

We all know Stephen King writes up one hell of a story. And those stories more often than not, become films, and the films are pretty damn good too. I mean, the best film of all time (according to IMDb’s top 250), ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, is an adaptation of a King story, so hopes are high for the latest of his books to get the green light for a film deal – ‘The Dark Tower’.

If the idea of a Stephen King story alone doesn’t get you excited, then how about we throw in Idris Elba AND Matthew McConaughey in the lead roles too? Now we’ve got your attention! The two actors were announced to be joining the project last week, and even started up a little Twitter bromance to celebrate their impending collaboration.

Rumour has it, Aaron Paul is also being eyed for a role in ‘The Dark Tower’; pretty formidable cast building there. Are you excited for this project? What do you think of the casting choices? Let us know your thoughts.

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes
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Han Solo Project Announced

Disney have announced the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, which will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (‘The Lego Movie’), will focus on iconic smuggler Han Solo and his life before encountering The Force. Scheduled for release on 25 May 2018, fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out who plays Solo. But odds on favourite with the bookies right now is Aaron Paul of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame.

Also up for consideration: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Kick-Ass’), Josh Hutchinson (‘Hunger Games’) and Chris Pratt, but maybe that’s just because he looks a lot like a young Harrison Ford? Then there’s Armie Hammer (‘Lone Ranger’), Chris Hemsworth, Jack O’Connell, Zac Efron and Nicholas Hoult.

With all that talent and all that choice there are no confirmations yet, but this week Aaron Paul dropped a heavy hint on Twitter and Instagram by saying “My dreams are coming true #StarWars”. Smoke and mirrors or the real deal?

Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz

Star Wars Spinoff Eyes Felicity Jones & Aaron Paul

The Gareth Edwards helmed ‘Star Wars’ spinoff movie due for release December 2016, has its sights set on a couple of big names to lead the cast. Felicity Jones is certainly on a roll, after the big success of ‘The Theory Of Everything’. Not only has she been cast alongside Tom Hanks in the next instalment of the ‘Da Vinci Code’ series for ‘Inferno’, but she has now been touted for the lead female role in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spinoff. Jones is just about confirmed for the role, whilst rumours suggest ‘Breaking Bad’ star, Aaron Paul, may be in line for a part as the lead male. Read more here.