Ron Howard's Dark Tower movie still happening, could star this Breaking Bad actor

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Jan 21, 2014, 5:36 PM EST (Updated)

We've been waiting and hoping and hoping and waiting for more Dark Tower news, so we are really enjoying this tasty morsel.

Ron Howard has promised that Stephen King's Dark Tower will get its film adaptation, but he's also sworn a vow of secrecy of specific details or his timetable. So that means any hints on any aspect of production have been scarce.

Thank goodness Quint at Ain't It Cool was smart enough to ask the right question of the right person at the right time. And who was the right person?

Why, Aaron "Jesse Pinkman" Paul, naturally.

So Quint unabashedly admits that he loves Paul's work and thinks Paul would be the perfect choice to play the man who could "convince the Devil to set himself on fire" himself, Eddie Dean. Turns out Paul knows the series and has already been in talks!

I’ve had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show (Breaking Bad), which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They’re definitely planning on making it.

And that's not even the end of it. Despite Ron Howard being so hush-hush on the whole affair, Paul revealed just how big Howard is hoping the series will be.

I’m excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character.

So, to recap -- Jesse Pinkman as Eddie Dean, AND Dark Tower will (hopefully) as three movies with some TV stuff mixed in. That's bonkers. And very welcome news.

(via Bleeding Cool)