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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.


RELEASE DATE
August 4, 2017
October 31, 2017 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
MRC
Weed Road
Imagine Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment
MPAA RATING
PG-13 "thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action."
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Nikolaj Arcel
WRITTEN BY
Nikolaj Arcel
Anders Thomas Jensen
Akiva Goldsman (early draft)
Jeff Pinkner (early draft)
Stephen King (book)
STARRING
Idris Elba 
Matthew McConaughey
Abbey Lee
Tom Taylor
Jackie Earle Haley
Fran Kranz

PROJECT DETAILS
  • According to Stephen King, Cujo will have a brief cameo in the film, saying: "If viewers who are familiar with my work look very closely, they might see Cujo. Keep an eye out for Cujo in New York City."
  • It's said that the film isn't able to meet it's post-production deadline, so they're opting to push the release date from February 17th to Summer 2017. Apparently there's still a lot of extensive visual effects that needs to be taken care of and instead of increasing the $60-million budget to make things go faster they're simply pushing the release. (11/3/16)
  • Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) plays "Pimli, the right-hand man of the Man in Black."
  • Jackie Earle Haley plays "Sayre, a menacing humanoid who is the vampire leader and kowtows to no one."
  • Previously had a January 13th and a July 28 2017 theatrical release.
  • A young actor by the name of Tom Taylor will play the character "Jake Chambers."
  • Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) is in negotiating to star in the female lead role of "Tirana."
  • Idris Elba will play "good guy gunslinger Roland Deschain."
  • Matthew McConaughey will play "the villainous Man in Black."
  • It's reported that after Nikolaj Arcel and Anders Thomas Jensen rework the latest script the studio will start casting the leads. (7/11/15)
  • Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) will helm the project.
  • When Universal Pictures was developing this it had a May 17th 2013 theatrical release set.
  • It's said that this would be the first "in a series of movies". The studio also plans to have a complementary TV series that would supposedly bridge the gap between movies.
  • Previously Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe were a couple names reportedly interested in starring as lead character "Roland Deschain."
  • J. J. Abrams was once attached to the project.
  • This project has been in development for almost a decade, moving from Universal Pictures to Warner Bros. before recently landing with Sony Pictures.
  • This film is said to be primarily based on the first novel in The Dark Tower series of books by Stephen King.
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