The Dark Tower is an upcoming, American, horror and fiction movie. which is set to be released on February 17, 2017.
The Dark Tower is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King. The Film is directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel.
This story is all about Roland Deschain, a frontiersman knight who does not use sword but a pair of revolvers. He had interest in saving his decaying world by reaching the Tower that stands at the Nexus point in time and space.
The Dark Tower is the story of two people’s journey of reaching a magical tower for their own reasons
Two people, Roland Deschain and Walter Padick’s journey to reach the tower that lies at Nexux point in different dimension of time and space. This tower has infinite kingdoms. Both of them have their own motives to acquire the authority of the tower.
Roland wishes to save his decaying world but Walter Padic seems to rule over its infinite kingdoms. Walter is a deceiver and sorcerer.
Roland accompanies Jake Chambers, a young boy to complete his journey. Marvel Comic adapted the story of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born.
The Dark Tower Quick Look
|Directed by||Nikolaj Arcel|
|Produced by||Akiva Goldsman|
|Screenplay by||Nicolaj Arcel|
|Anders Thomas Jensen|
|Based On||The Dark Tower by Stephen King|
|Starring||Idris Elba as Ronald Deschain|
|Mathew McConaughey as Walter Padick|
|Music by||Junkie XL|
|Edited by||Alan Edward Bell|
|Production Company||Weed Road Pictures|
|Media Right Capital|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Location||South Africa and New York|
|Release Date||February 17, 2017|
The Dark Tower Storyline
The Dark Tower is science fiction, fantasy and horror movie. Roland links up with a mysterious boy, Jake Chambers (15 years old Tom Tailor) and vengeance against the man in black, Walter Padick.
Walter Padick is also searching for Jake Chambers. Jake lives in current, present world. He is having some psychic abilities and magical powers. With the use of these powers, Walter can break the ethereal beams that supports the tower. This way he can rule the multiverse.
Parallel universes/worlds are intrinsic part of the story. Ronald is with the mission of saving apocalyptic Mid-World for a future. Bringing down the Dark Tower is the solution of saving not only Mid World but other parallel worlds also. Movie stretches in flashback of Ronald’s past.
Every time, Ronald starts afresh for his journey and finds himself returning to the same point from where he starts. Movie works upon the idea that thoughts can change the reality.
The Dark Tower Cast and Crew
The main cast of the project is Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey.
Idris Elba’s previous work is The Wire. Since then director and co-writer, Nikolaj Arcel became great fan of him. Even Producer, Stephen King toe the line of Nikolaj Arcel by stating “I love it, I think he is a terrific actor, one of the best working in the business now. Elba’s character resembles with Sergio Leon’s character. l like Man with No Name.”
Stephen King’s first novel, The Gun Slinger was published in 1982, when he was just a college kid.
Elba says, “I was thrilled. I was thrilled to get this job.” He says, initially this film seems like action hero type, which is not his preference. He does not do action films instead he brings little depth and brings real character. Ronald is an iconic character. He wants to get it right.
Katheryn Winnick is playing the role of Jake’s mother.
It was a long delayed project. On 10, 2015, Sony Pictures took over the project. Script was reworked upon by Goldsman and Jeff Pinker. Direction was given to Nikolaj Arcel by Sony Pictures. Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz and Tom Taylor were added to the film. Later on, Katheryn Winnick, Michael Barbieri, Claudia Kim joined the project in the month of April, 2016.
The Dark Tower Location
Movie was shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Former Shopping mall in southeast Cape town has been used for creating thrill.
The Dark Tower Release Date
Sony Pictures Entertainment has set the release date of the Dark Tower on February 17, 2017.
The Dark Tower Update
The Dark Tower will premiere in October (29 or 30)th, 2016 in Los Angeles.