It really pays to play a menacing character it seems. Everyone’s favorite villain from No Country For Old Men has not only secured a place in geek culture as the Gunslinger from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series that’s currently in production.
You read that right, Javier Bardem will be playing the role of Roland Deschain of Gilead in the first film adaptation of the much adored seven part series written by King. I broke down and started reading the books myself a few months ago and I have had a hard time putting them down.
At first, I didn’t think he would be up to the role, but as I’ve put some time towards the thought of him being a gun-toting badass who’s chasing after the Man in Black…it really started to make sense and I think now he’s going to be a great fit. There’s no word as to whether or not he’ll be playing Roland in the TV series that will be used to bridge the movies, but I hope he does.
Oh and in the link below we also find out that Mr. Bardem will be most likely James Bond’s next nemesis in the upcoming movie that will either sink or save MGM from its fiscal hell.