Sony hopes in making The Dark Tower film series and they are reportedly courting Dallas Buyers Club star and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to play a lead role.
At first The Wrap reported that he is eyed to play the role of the hero, Roland Deschain however contradicting reports from The Hollywood Reporter stated that the studio wants him to play the villain,Walter Padick (also known as the Man in Black or Randall Flagg). At the end, he’s actually courted for both roles.
The Dark Tower is a series of sci-fi and western novels by Stephen King. It centers around “Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld”, his world’s analogue of King Arthur. Politically organized along the lines of afeudal society, it shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical.” (Wikipedia)
Hollywood has always wanted to make a movie series adaptation about the novels since 2007. Sony is set to release the first movie of the franchise in 2017.
Source: Screen Rant