The science fantasy horror film The Dark Tower isn’t coming out any sooner. The film based on the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series is directed by Nikolaj Arcel. The film is said to be an inspiration of the adaptation and there are several changes done in the story line.
However, according to the latest update, the release date of the film has been pushed. According to reports, the film has not even started its marketing and promotion hence it needs some time to make a reach to the audience before it comes out in the theater. So far, there is no real buzz on the movie in the market.
The Dark Tower Storyline
The Dark Tower revolves around the story of a young boy Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) aged 11. He is an adventure seeker who finds out signs about a new dimension called Mid-World. After he follows the clue, he reaches to the mysterious world of a new dimension. There, he stumbles upon the isolated frontiersman knight Roland Deschain played by Idris Elba.
Roland is on a journey to find The Dark Tower which lies at the End World. It is said to be the junction point between time and space. However, there are several monsters and a cruel seeker, Walter Padick played by Matthew McConaughey who also wishes to find out the nexus of the point. Who will be able to find out the location of the dark tower first? Fans will be able to solve the entire puzzling mystery soon.
Cast Members & Creative Team
The film stars Elba, Taylor, and McConaughey in important roles. Other cast members include Katheryn Winnick (as Laurie Chambers), Jackie Earle Haley (as Sayre), Fran Kranz (as Pimli), Abbey Lee Kershaw (as Tirana), Michael Barbieri (as Timmy) and Claudia Kim (as Arra Champignon).
The film is being directed by A Royal Affair fame Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel. Furthermore, the film is co-written by Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner.
Follow Up & Production Update
In another update, a television show is under works which will continue the story of Jake and Roland ahead on the show. The show is likely to take up the story of their past before they found out the new dimension.
The film has been shot at various locations in South Africa and New York. It was intended to begin in 2007 but there were several problems coming up related to casting and direction. The film finally took off in March 2015 with Sony Pictures Entertainment on board. Several other studios were attached with the film but they opted out due to several reasons.
The Dark Tower was originally scheduled to be released on January 13, 2017. However, the date was then shifted to February 17, but it was still not ready by that time. Sony later delayed the film again to July with no reasons cited.
At the recent ComicCon event, it was announced that the film was again delayed and given a new release date. With so much of delay, it is speculated that the film is running behind its schedule and has not even started its promotional activity.
There was a mini teaser leaked online last year but it was taken down from the internet immediately. So far, no official first look or trailer of the movie has been unveiled. The film’s new release date is on August 4, 2017. (Via Entertainment Weekly)
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