Will there be a 'Dark Tower' sequel?

Will there be a 'Dark Tower' sequel?

Will there be a 'Dark Tower' sequel?

Let it never be said that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey didn't earn their pay making The Dark Tower, a dumb fantasy movie adapted from Stephen King's most derivative novel series. Jake is having disgusting nightmares in which he sees Walter. Jake has odd dreams and draws prophetic pictures because he has "the shine" about him - sound familiar?

Overall, I found myself constantly in awe of the world of "The Dark Tower" and its many layers the movie teases, but constantly underwhelmed by how surface level it felt. After being transported to another world, Jake's only chance of survival turns out to be the Gunslinger from his dreams, Roland Deschain. Described as more of an origin story compared to the movie, the plot will be based on Wizard in Glass, the fourth book in The Dark Tower series, focusing on a younger Roland. Originally, "Lost" creators Carlton Cuse and J.J. Abrams were behind the movie's development in 2007 but they optioned the film rights in 2009.

Back in October, almost four months before The Dark Tower was originally expected to be released, the studio made a decision to hold a small number of blind screenings for audiences before VFX work on the film had been completed.

While most critics liked the two main stars, a common thread woven through the early reviews was that The Dark Tower is too short, an unusual gripe in this day and age. It's a film that feels rushed and plodding, sometimes within the same scene. And though the film's long, meandering journey to the silver screen is public knowledge, we're now learning that The Dark Tower was plagued by red tape all throughout production, as Sony Pictures, Stephen King, Media Rights Capital (MRC), and director Nikolaj Arcel allegedly clashed over story concerns and restrictive vetos.

We've been here many times, in the "Harry Potter" books and "Star Wars" movies, via Narnia and Middle-earth, and all the way back to Arthurian romances and beyond.

"So it's inevitable that the first film adaptation would be something of a disappointment for fans, because no one movie - especially not one that clocks in at a scant 95 minutes - could possibly live up to the epic image of this character and this world in their heads."
So The Dark Tower is a version of one of these lived-over lives, which means events may be different than those experienced by Roland in the book.

"It's being written. I was part of writing the pilot, like the first season ideas and the pilot and the second episode".

In this area, the movie has a hard time setting itself apart; despite all the Stephen King easter eggs, at times it feels more like somebody took the Western-futuristic aesthetic of Firefly, blended it together with the sorcery and demons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and slapped some Stargates in for good measure. "I wanted to have that same feeling". Roland is determined to stop the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. Elba's Gunslinger is the last surviving member of a league of warriors dedicated to the protection of the tower.

Mazzara, known for his work on The Walking Dead and The Shield, has been tapped as the showrunner for a forthcoming TV sequel to The Dark Tower.

You don't need to be familiar with the source material to enjoy "The Dark Tower".

The Dark Tower starts playing in US theaters Thursday August 3. 93 minutes. Rated PG-13 for thematic material Including sequences of gun violence and action.

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