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Release Date and First Poster Revealed for The Dark Tower

The upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy series, The Dark Tower now has its official release date.

Originally, the movie was meant to hit theatres February 17, 2017 but the studio has moved the date to July 28, 2017 to be part of the summer blockbuster season and to give the team more time to complete visual effects.

The movie stars Idris Elba as protagonist, Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as sorcerer, Walter Padick.


Photo credit: Sony

According to Shadow and Act, the film series is planned as a trilogy, with a television adaptation of the fourth book being planned with a 10 to 13 episode arc.  Currently, there is no network attached to the TV series, but Elba is signed on to reprise his role from the film.

In case you are unfamiliar with The Dark Tower, it is a book series created by author Stephen King, comprised of 8 books which were released between 1982 and 2012. In 2007, the books were adapted into a comic series by Marvel.

The film’s synopsis will follow the young Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) after he discovers another dimension called, Mid-World. Here, he encounters knightly gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Elba) who is on a quest to the Dark Tower that resides in End-World in an effort to keep Mid-World from extinction. The unlikely pair have to survive against monsters and evil sorcerer, Walter Padick (McConaughey) in order to complete this difficult quest.

Remember to mark your calendars for July 28, 2017 to see The Dark Tower!

In the mean time, check out the new poster for the movie below.


Photo credit: Sony

Source: Shadow and Act 

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