For years, Stephen King’s eight-book fantasy horror epic, The Dark Tower, seemed unfilmable. How could Hollywood successfully approach King’s massive maxiseries that connects much of his fiction universe? Well, it was producer Ron Howard who took it upon himself to try.
While Howard was unsuccessful at shopping it around at first – the movie has lived at several studios over the years, including at Warner Bros., where it really seemed to have a fighting chance. It was finally Sony and MRC that took the reins of the movie, and now it’s ACTUALLY happening. King fans rejoice!
Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) directed and co-wrote the film adaptation. Fellow Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen helped rewrite the script, which was originally penned by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
The movie stars Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers.
Here’s everything else you need to know about The Dark Tower:
The Dark Tower Trailer
The first trailer for The Dark Tower is finally here! Check it out below:
The Dark Tower Release Date
The Dark Tower has been delayed once again, but only by a week. The film will now arrive on Aug. 4, 2017. The film has already been delayed once before – from Feb. 17 to July 28.