The Dark TowerAccording to Deadline, Warner Bros is set to make a final decision whether they will be committing to the grand endeavor, but with Crowe now starring. No word what prompted the exit of Bardem and no formal offer has been made to Crowe, but the studio is making their determination based on his planned involvement.

Crowe has seen his star power fade a bit over the past few years, but is set to star in two big upcoming movies – as Jor-El in the Superman reboot Man of Steel and as Noah in director Darren Aronofsky’s big budget telling of the biblical flood.

Last year, director Ron Howard was set to take on King’s ambitious story that blends elements of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and westerns in what would become three movies and two limited run television series.