It’s the moment Stephen King fans have been waiting for – his fantasy epic ‘The Dark Tower’ has finally been brought to life. After some teasers from its stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey on Twitter yesterday, and some pretty cool motion posters released online, we’ve got our first proper look at the forthcoming movie. Elba plays the ‘gunslinger’ Roland Deschain, the last of his kind who roam the post-apocalyptic Mid-World, which exists in parallel to Earth, in search of the ‘dark tower’, the nexus of all universes.
Fans waiting for the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ will have to wait a bit longer as it’s being reported that the film has been pushed back from its February 2017 release date. Entertainment Weekly reports the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film will now be released by Sony Pictures next summer to give the production more time to complete the visual effects and effectively pre-promote the release. The film wrapped in July, but with a relatively meagre budget (for a VFX-heavy blockbuster anyway) of $60m, it seems there simply wasn’t enough time available to hit the original 17 February release date without adding millions to the cost of the film.
It’s no secret that ‘The Dark Tower’, one of Stephen King’s most ambitious works, is currently being adapted for the big screen. Starring Idris Elba as the iconic gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConnaughey as the Man in Black, ‘The Dark Tower’ is already causing plenty of buzz… and could prove to be a huge hit.
Matthew McConaughey has been spotted on the streets of New York while filming the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’. The production was filming in Madison Square Garden when one New Yorker snapped the Oscar-winning star in costume as Walter Padick - “the man in black” - a character King describes as “the embodiment of evil”. Matthew McConaughey filming “The Dark Tower” at Madison Square Park, NYC #thedarktower A photo posted by @fmarciuliano on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT The film, written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, is shooting in the Big Apple over the next few days, so hopefully we’ll also get to see Idris Elba in costume as Roland Deschain - the Gun Slinger - soon too. ‘The Dark Tower’ is set for release in February 2017, but it’s had a long and tortured road to the big screen so far.
‘The Dark Tower’ is filling out its cast with newcomer Tom Taylor. According to Variety, the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ has tapped newcomer Tom Taylor… in the role of Jake Chambers.
Author Stephen King has confirmed that a movie based on ‘The Dark Tower’ - his beloved series of sci-fi fantasy novels - is happening and that it will star Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. An adaptation has been in the works for some time, but has gained serious traction over the past six months, with Sony hiring director Nikolaj Arcel and setting a 13 January 2017 release date. King’s tweet said: “It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed,” quoting the opening line of the series’ first book, before a hashtag for #DarkTowerMovie and tagging the pair of actors.
Idris Elba has officially been linked to the lead role in a movie series adapted from a long-running series of novels… but no, it isn’t James Bond. Multiple sources report that Elba is the front runner to play Roland Deschain the Gunslinger in the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ at Sony. An unorthodox collision of western, high fantasy, science fiction and horror, ‘The Dark Tower’ follows the mysterious Deschain on his quest to the tower of the title.
Time for an obligatory ‘alright, alright, alright,’ as news breaks on what might be Matthew McConaughey’s next big role. And big is the operative word here.