I read a great deal. I enjoy all different types of books, from historical fiction to instructional manuals to science fiction to children’s literature, I don’t discriminate. One of my all time favorite authors though, is Stephen King. I really enjoy the way all his stories, no matter the subject, are all part of an interconnected world.
My all time favorite Stephen King story though is the Dark Tower series. Composed of 7 books (an eighth, “Wind through the Keyhole,” isn’t a direct part of the series, rather a filler story settling in between books four and five), the series details the quest of Roland Deschain to reach the Dark Tower, a fabled building thought to be the nexus of all universes.
Recently Ron Howard announced the was making the Dark Tower into a movie and television show… he also said that Javier Bardem was in talks to play the lead character, Roland Deschain. I was not amused.
I don’t know about anyone else, but for my money, only Timothy Olyphant would fit the role of Roland Deschain as I pictured him in my mind’s eye. Lately reports suggest that Russel Crowe is for the role of Roland Deschain and I’m still not amused. I wonder if the casting agent for this movie has even read the books.