Saturday, August 20, 2016

"The Dark Tower" Footage Will Be Revealed Soon

The Dark Tower
Many Stephen King fans can now heave a sigh of relief after the knowing that "The Dark Tower" is finally coming to the big screen. The stars include Idris Elba who will play Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the infamous sorcerer The Man in Black.

Director Nikolaj Arcel has been filming the adaptation for some time now, so when might there be enough material to cut together the first trailer? Sooner than you think.

According to the program highlights for Entertainment Weekly's (EW) PopFest, the magazine’s two-day festival in Los Angeles, the "first footage from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower" will be revealed. A detailed schedule has yet to be publicly released, but the festival will run 29-30 October 2016.

It makes sense to debut the footage at PopFest considering EW heavily featured the film and its first details in its Comic-Con issue. The magazine was also the one to announce casting of Elba and McConaughey.

"The Dark Tower" books and comics, beginning with "The Gunslinger," told of Roland and the many-named sorcerer as one pursued the other on a journey to reach the mystical tower at the heart of the fantastical realm known as Mid-World. Based on a screenplay from Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Jeff Pinkner, the film is a secret sequel to the source material in that Roland has an artifact called the Horn of Eld allowing him to reset events with slight differences.

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer tried to bring this story to life for years, but it never panned out because the source material proved so complex for just one film. For "The Dark Tower," Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Claudia Kim, Nicholas Hamilton, Tom Taylor, and Fran Kranz also feature in the cast.

"The Dark Tower" is scheduled for theaters on 17 February 2017.

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