Jun 02, 2015 11:46 AM EST

Nikolaj Arcel Top Choice to Direct The Dark Tower

Nikolaj Arcel Top Choice to Direct The Dark Tower
Things are progressing with The Dark Tower film, which is based off the Stephen King book series. It is said that talks will begin soon with Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who is a top choice for directing as well as doing a rewrite for the film. 

Arcel is a huge fan of the Dark Tower series, which impressed the studios. He reportedly taught himself English in order to read the novels. 

The film will be based mostly off the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, which follows the character of Roland Deschain.  No casting the character has been done yet, but it is rumored that numerous stars, including Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe, have come forward showing interest.
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