Christian Bale linked to J.J. Abrams’s proposed Dark Tower movies. Christian Bale is rumoured for the J.J. Abrams’s proposed Dark Tower movies. According to actor Michael Sheen, Bale may be playing the role of antihero Roland Deschain in director Abrams’s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy book series. Abrams recently revealed that it will be some time before he and Damon Lindelof begin work on the ambitious project. “We got the rights for [Dark Tower] as a film,” Abrams said. “Damon is obviously still on Lost and we’ve been working on Star Trek together. As soon as Lost is done, hopefully we’ll begin tackling that.” The first Dark Tower novel follows Deschain, the last “gunslinger” of his kind, as he journeys across a desert in search of his adversary Randall Flagg.