What went wrong with The Dark Tower (2017)? Stephen King movie fans had high hopes for The Dark Tower (2017) which would introduce moviegoers to Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and kick off a would-be series of films very much like Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings franchise. However, fans were instead treated with a major disappointment of pacing and use of source material. I watched the film and was also disappointed, but I know it was a significant undertaking bringing The Dark Tower into a movie adaptation and that is why director Cary Fukunaga walked away from the film leaving the movie studio Sony to turn to director Nikolaj Arcel to continue the film.
Will we get another film from The Dark Tower universe, most likely not but check out this video on where The Dark Tower went wrong and became an ultimate failure? Why did they take so many pieces from the entire eight books instead of focuses on the first book? Many poor creative decisions and pacing issues spelled certain doom for the Stephen King series.
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Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Official Synopsis: 11-year-old Jake Chambers experiences visions involving a Man in Black who seeks to destroy a Tower and bring ruin to the Universe while a Gunslinger opposes him. However, Jake's mother, stepfather and psychiatrists dismiss these as dreams resulting from the trauma of his father's death the previous year. At his apartment home in New York City, a group of workers from an alleged psychiatric facility offer to rehabilitate Jake; recognizing them from his visions as monsters wearing human skin, he flees from the workers who give chase. Jake tracks down an abandoned house from one of his visions where he discovers a high-tech portal that leads to a post-apocalyptic world called Mid-World..
Cast: Idris Elba, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew McConaughey, José Zúñiga, Jose Zuniga, Stephen Stanton, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Paul Riley Fox,…
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Western