'The Dark Tower' gets a stay of execution -- for now
But, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Howard and his partners on the project have committed to bringing down costs. The script is in rewrite -- so will this mean fewer special effects or less realistic Billy Bumblers?
Another possibility: A smaller budget could scare away Javier Bardem -- the actor had reportedly signed on to star in the project. Also rumored to be circling a role: "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus who, according to MTV News, is up for the role of junkie-turned-gunslinger Eddie Dean.