Director Nikolaj Arcel‘s The Dark Tower (2017) release date has shifted from January 13, 2017, to February 17, 2016. This film will be the first film adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic The Dark Tower series comprised of eight books from Sony Pictures. Filming will start in about seven weeks in South Africa. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are confirmed to play Roland of Gilead (aka The Last Gunslinger) and The Man in Black.
Arcel will direct from a screenplay that has been written by himself, Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner (the lattermost two penned a previous draft). Producing the project are Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Goldsman’s Weed Road company, and Imagine Entertainment’s Erica Huggins, with Pinkner serving as executive producer.
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