|The Gunslinger by trev-solo|
On the other hand the other project that my mind equals to the scope of the Dark Tower is the Game of Thrones series and that is about to debut just a few days! If that turns out as good as the 14 minute preview then Dark Tower is very do-able.
What there is to report is who has been casted as Roland- Javier Bardem. While I'm not too familiar with his work, I am relieved that it will not be Christian Bale. There is the co-writer/producer from Heroes and Battlestar Galactica- anyone attached to BSG is welcome for this project, in my opinion.
It also appears that there will be a film as well as a series. I'm not exactly sure how that will work. But Ron Howard is to direct the film and perhaps some of the series- maybe the whole first series (which implies that there are already more than one to come!).
Tangent- I want to take a moment and talk about the sculpture of the Gunslinger by trev-solo. He put together a rotating image if you'd like to see more dimensions of it here. I can't believe how good this is. By his own description, the creator feels this no longer represents Roland as he created it after reading Drawing of the Three. He said it was one of his first realistic sculpts. Perhaps its because trev chose to use Lance Henriksen as the model (who I didn't cast as Roland when I was in the books- but perhaps I should've) and maybe its because it just looks so darn cool, but I do really like that piece of work.
Now back to the Dark Tower series- here is the article updating the project...