Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Dark Tower
If you haven't heard, Howard's plans for the series are rather ambitious, mixing a trilogy of films along with television mini-series. It's something that could be completely amazing or fail spectacularly, but I have to admire Howard and producer Brian Grazer for their moxie. Personally, I'm hoping it's a wild success, and the casting of Bardem ensures a commitment to quality.
But not surprisingly, the internet isn't happy about this. After reading the comments on Imdb, (I know, glutton for punishment) I was absolutely shocked to hear many people crying about Javier's accent. Really? This is an Academy Award winning actor signed on for a part he should absolutely kill, and people are fretting about his accent? Do people expect him to sound like he's in a Spanish language film? He's an actor, lets allow him to act. Besides, the Dark Tower series is fictional. Where does it say he has to sound American?
I hope he sounds like he usually does because I actually like his voice. To hell with the complaints.
image originally found on Movieweb.com