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12 items from 2017


Dark Tower Video Proves Popular Fan Theory Is Wrong?

4 May 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Months after it was initially supposed to debut, Sony Pictures finally unleashed the first trailer for their highly-anticipated Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower yesterday, which was quite well-received by critics and fans. The release of any trailer always leads to a deeper look, with fans going frame-by-frame to discover any hidden clues or secrets. Some eagle-eyed scouts have already discovered Shining and It Easter Eggs hidden within this first look footage. Now there's a new report claiming the trailer may have actually put to rest a popular fan theory about the movie, and how vastly different it is from the Stephen King novels.

Back in May, author Stephen King used Twitter to release a photo that set the Internet ablaze, featuring the Horn of Eld, which, in the original series, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) doesn't possess until the very end of the final book. Set photos that surfaced a »

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The Dark Tower trailer analysis and breakdown

3 May 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Saavedra May 4, 2017

The first trailer for Stephen King's The Dark Tower has arrived, and we found tons of references, clues, and easter eggs...

For a long time, it was thought to be impossible - a film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy horror epic about a Gunslinger traveling through different worlds to stop an evil Man in Black from destroying the fixed point that holds all of reality together: the Dark Tower. Yet, we'll finally see this story on screen, as the man in black flees across the desert, and the gunslinger follows. 

After suffering several setbacks through the years - getting this movie made has been a journey almost as epic as Roland's - The Dark Tower is almost here. Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) directed and co-wrote the film adaptation. Fellow Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen helped rewrite the script, which was originally penned by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. »

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‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer Breakdown: The 5 Biggest Takeaways From the Ambitious Stephen King Adaptation

3 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For years, Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series was seen as unadaptable. Inspired by the 1855 Robert Browning poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” the story came to King in piecemeal — he started it with a single line, and fleshed out the plot as he moved through it. The resulting eight-book sci-fi/fantasy/horror saga is a mind-warping, inter-dimensional story that fuses the classic elements of a western showdown with existential turmoil and a meta-narrative that ultimately involved King himself as a character.

Read More: ‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer: Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Go to War in Stephen King Adaptation

At the same time, the books play off familiar cinematic touchstones ranging from Clint Eastwood oaters to “The Wizard of Oz” and “Star Wars,” so a careful adaptation of its multifaceted approach could end up hitting several genre buttons at once. After a few failed attempts to »

- Eric Kohn

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Stephen King's The Dark Tower Trailer!

3 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Sony has dropped the first trailer for their massive adaptation of Stephen King's crazy post-apocalyptic western sci-fi extravaganza The Dark Tower and it's like a dream come true!

The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel and written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen.

Synopsis:

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower.

Located in the fey region of End-World, [Continued ...] »

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‘Dark Tower’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba Duel in Stephen King Adaptation

3 May 2017 6:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey play bitter enemies in the first trailer for “Dark Tower” — an adaptation of the Stephen King series of the same name.

“For thousands of generations the gunslingers were knights sworn to protect us from the coming of the dark,” Elba huffs in a voiceover at the beginning of the trailer.

Tom Taylor plays a young boy who is taken in and trained by Elba’s character Roland Deschain or “The Gunslinger.” The two face the threats of McConaughey’s Walter Padick, also known as “The Man in Black.”

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Dark Tower’ Footage References Overlook Hotel From ‘The Shining

At one point McConaughey taunts, “You can’t stop what’s coming. Death always wins.”

Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel directed the movie which, from the looks of the trailer, should include plenty of slow-motion action sequences and snorted dialogue about justice and humanity. A crew of writers, »

- Seth Kelley

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The Dark Tower teaser poster invites you into new worlds

20 March 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Many fans of Stephen King will certainly be familiar with his series of novels, The Dark Tower. On the 28th of July his ambitious story comes to the big screen. not as the typical adaptation we’ve all come to expect but as a quasi-sequel which is a continuation from the ending of The Dark Tower VII.

Nikolaj Arcel, who directed A Royal Affair, has taken the helm on Kings sci-fi western horror with a cast of Idris Elba as Roland Deschian, a frontiersman Knight, Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim, an ageless deceiver and sorcerer and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers a son like figure to Deschain who helps him complete his journey.

With a lack of official synopsis for The Dark Tower available we can’t divulge too much of the plot but it centres around Jake, a child adventurer who uncovers numerous clues regarding another dimension. »

- Zehra Phelan

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The Dark Tower Poster Turns Our World Upside Down

19 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Sony Pictures released a new song that will be featured in the upcoming Dark Tower trailer, although it wasn't made clear when the trailer will be released. We still don't have word on when the first footage will be released, but we have the next best thing, the first poster, which surfaced over the weekend. The trailer reveals the new tagline, "There are other worlds than these," while showcasing this upside-down world. If you look closely, you can spot Matthew McConaughey's Randall Flag and Idris Elba's Roland Deschain at the top and bottom of this poster.

The first trailer was originally slated to debut in late October, during Entertainment Weekly's first annual PopFest. However, the trailer leaked before the event, which had unfinished special effects, and wasn't received well by the fan community. It hasn't been confirmed if we'll be getting a completely new trailer, or »

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Dark Tower Song Arrives, Is the Trailer Coming Soon?

13 February 2017 12:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last fall, the trailer for Sony's highly-anticipated The Dark Tower was supposed to debut during Entertainment Weekly's first annual PopFest. That never happened, with an unfinished version of The Dark Tower trailer leaking early online. Now, with just over five months left until this highly-anticipated adaptation hits theaters in July, it seems we may finally be getting the first trailer very soon. Although an official date for the trailer launch has not been set.There has been a new song released through Spotify, which is from the Dark Tower movie trailer, and it has many suspecting that the trailer is just around the corner.

A Birth.Movies.Death reader alerted the site to a new single by L'Orchestra Cinematique entitled "Behind Blue Eyes," a cover of The Who's classic song of the same name, with accompanying artwork revealing that this song is from The Dark Tower trailer. This is also »

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Goteborg: ‘An Education’s’ Lone Scherfig on ‘Their Finest,’ the U.K. Film Industry, Entering Other Worlds

4 February 2017 3:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg, Sweden — “Lone Scherfig is one of the very best Nordic filmmakers of her generation. Skillfully, with curiosity, she has experimented with different aesthetic expressions, but it is always with wit and sharpness she portrays the complexity, passion and darkness in people’s lives,” said Goteborg Fest artistic director Jonas Holmberg, presenting the 207 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award to the Danish writer-director.

The prize-winner was honored with a three-film howcase of three films: 2000 Danish breakthrough, “Italian for Beginners”; her 2014 U.K. drama-thriller “The Riot Club”; and the Swedish premiere of her latest U.K. romantic dramedy, “Their Finest,” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, opening this spring.

A film student from Paris’ Sorbonne University and the University of Copenhagen, Scherfig graduated from Copenhagen’s Danish National Film School in 1984; her feature debut was the comedy, “The Birthday Trip” (1990). After several TV series and the children’s film “On Our Own »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Now on Blu-Ray: Men & Chicken and Klown Forever, A Delightful Danish Duo From Drafthouse Films

30 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

There must be something funny in the water in Denmark because they definitely have a knack for comedy. Drafthouse Films recently released a pair of hilarious Danish films on Blu-ray and DVD and we're here to give you the low down on the discs. Both Anders Thomas Jensen's Men & Chicken and Mikkel Norgaard's Klown Forever are alumni of Fantastic Fest 2015, where I first saw them and loved them. Now they are on home video and I highly recommend both. Check out the gallery below for more details....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Oscars 2017 Live-Action Shorts: Jane Birkin vs. Six-Time Nominee Kim Magnusson

27 January 2017 6:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the live-action shorts category, the contenders are often not American.

This year a clear frontrunner has emerged: “Silent Nights,” a drama about a Danish woman and her Ghanaian immigrant boyfriend from director Aske Bang and producer Kim Magnusson.

This is the sixth nomination for Magnusson in the Live-Action Short category, which he has won twice. The first he shared in 1999 with “Brothers” screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen, for “Election Night.” The second he won more recently for “Helium” in 2013, directed by Anders Walter, who will helm the forthcoming “I Kill Giants,” an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots. Clearly, Magnusson knows how to pick directors.

Read More: Oscars 2017 Animated Shorts: Will ‘Piper’ End Pixar’s 16-Year Drought?

Silent Nights” isn’t the only immigration story amongst the contenders; prolific French sound editor Selim Azzazi makes his directorial debut with “Ennemis Intérieurs,” which depicts a French »

- Jude Dry

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Live-Action Short

19 January 2017 10:21 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Five final live-action short nominees out of 137 qualified films are vying for an Oscar.

This year a clear frontrunner has emerged: “Silent Nights,” a drama about a Danish woman and her Ghanaian immigrant boyfriend, from director Aske Bang and producer Kim Magnusson.

This is the sixth nomination for Magnusson in the Live-Action Short category, which he has won twice. The first he shared in 1999 with “Brothers” screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen, for “Election Night.” The second he won more recently for “Helium” in 2013, directed by Anders Walter, who will helm the forthcoming “I Kill Giants,” an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots. Clearly, Magnusson knows how to pick directors.

Silent Nights” isn’t the only immigration story amongst the contenders; prolific French sound editor Selim Azzazi makes his directorial debut with “Ennemis Intérieurs,” which depicts a French police officer interrogating a French-Algerian man seeking naturalization during »

- Anne Thompson and Jude Dry

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