McConaughey to sign a fan­tasy film?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Os­car-win­ning ac­tor Matthew McConaughey (left) is in early talks to star in The Dark Tower, an adap­ta­tion of Stephen King’s epic fan­tasy, Western. Niko­laj Ar­cel is di­rect­ing the movie. How­ever, McConaughey’s in­volve­ment is still in the early stages. Ac­cord­ing to sources, he had a meet­ing with Ar­cel a week and a half ago and is in­ter­ested in tak­ing on the project. Ne­go­ti­a­tions are yet to be­gin.

This is the first ma­jor thes­pian spark the project has seen since 2011, when ac­tor Javier Bar­dem was in ne­go­ti­a­tions to star in it. That was be­fore the am­bi­tious un­der­tak­ing went through bud­get cuts and moved stu­dios with sev­eral years of limbo in be­tween. Akiva Golds­man, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Hug­gins, who have been try­ing to mount the adap­ta­tion for close to a decade, are pro­duc­ing the project.

King’s Western-style fan­tasy se­ries is set mostly in an alternate world that’s heavy on magic and cen­tres on a man named Roland Deschain. The char­ac­ter is on a quest for the tower, which is known as a nexus of many uni­verses. McConaughey would play the Man in Black, the an­tag­o­nist whose mis­sion is to stop Deschain from reach­ing the tower.

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